Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 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.
Originally formed in 1957 in rural Madison, North Carolina, today the Hoppers are comprised today of Claude & Connie Hopper, and son Mike, son Dean, his wife, Kim and their daughter Karlye. They 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.
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.
Who has two beards, 100 million YouTube views, hammers, and vocals that will blow you out of your seat? The Singing Contractors is your answer!
Viral sensations The Singing Contractors have announced plans for their highly anticipated national debut project, Working on a Building, Hymns and Gospel Classics, on February 1, 2019. The foundation of the unlikely pair stems from a viral video of their poignant rendition of “How Great Thou Art,” performed in an unfinished corner of a home remodel which led to over one million views in almost 24 hours and an appearance on the “Fox & Friends” morning show. The duo, comprised of Indiana natives Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, has continued to amass a following due to their fun-loving personalities and compelling gospel covers. Growing up in singing families, hitting the road for weekend performances, Gray and Arnett are seasoned talents with strong work ethics, who are now building a national music platform in addition to houses.
Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.
Siblings, Judy, Jonathan, and Joyce Martin, have enjoyed countless radio hits and performances on stages at such prestigious locations as The Grand Ole Opry and The White House, as well as concert halls, auditoriums and churches nationwide. During the 1990s, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from Bill Gaither’s multi-award winning Homecoming Video and Concert Series to the White House to Carnegie Hall.
Over the years the trio garnered eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, a Grammy nomination, and multiple hit songs. After nearly a decade of pursuing individual music careers, their precedent-setting musical influence continues today, as the trio reunited in 2010, much to the delight of long-time Martin music lovers.
In 2013, the Martins returned to the studio with three renown arrangers, Lari Goss, Michael English, and David Phelps, to record The Martins A Cappella. The recording marks the first a cappella release for trio since 1996 and features The Martins’ unmatched and unmistakable rich vocal abilities.
Most recently, The Martins returned to the recording studio to produce their latest recording, Still Standing, released July 2018, under the Gaither Music Group label and promises to offer even more success for the popular trio. This all-new recording finds the multi-Grammy nominated vocal group standing stronger than ever, showcasing their benchmark family blends and intricate
arrangements produced by renowned producer Gordon Mote. These compositions, including the remake of their classic hit “Wherever You Are,” reflect the latest chapters in siblings Judy, Joyce
and Jonathan’s journeys as they share messages of God’s goodness and providential hand at work in every season of our lives.
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.
After thirty-six years of music and marriage, Jeff and Sheri continue to encourage hearts while setting a standard of excellence in the field of southern and country/bluegrass gospel music. Jeff and Sheri have a dynamic sound/stage presence with unbelievable family harmonies and an authentic ability to communicate a message of hope.
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—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.
In August of 1984, both were at the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Singing in Arkansas. Jeff, who was playing bass for the Singing Americans at the time, took the opportunity to reintroduce himself to Sheri’s mother, Polly; they had met on a previous occasion. Polly introduced Jeff to Sheri, and the two were married ten months later. Jeff and Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won nine. They’ve also received multiple Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times and the Singing News Female Vocalist four times, in addition she has claimed 22 multi-genre industry voted female vocalist awards.
Jeff and Sheri’s wall of awards also includes three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association Awards, nine Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They also have participated in the Gaither Homecoming video series since 1993, which have sold over 20 million units.
Apart from their frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Jeff and Sheri have a heavy touring schedule of their own. “When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in,” Sheri explains. “We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying, and healing. We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control.”
ABOUT THE VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
If you choose the meal option – a special plated meal will be served on the lower level of Dutch Valley Restaurant
• Wedding Chicken OR Roast beef
• Mashed Potatoes OR Redskin Parsley Potatoes
• Green Beans with Honey Cashews OR Glazed Carrots
• Tossed Salad, Homemade Rolls, & Beverages
Seating begins at 5:15pm, Meal served from 5:45pm – 6:30pm