Join us on December 2, 2023, at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum for Barry Rowland & Deliverance, New Ground, & Dixie Echoes Quartet! This concert is part of the REAL Southern Gospel Weekend, hosted by Les Butler.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. Bar and concessions available.
Barry Rowland & Deliverance
Our mission is not to entertain. Our main purpose and goal is to effectively reach a lost and dying world for Christ through song and testimony while encouraging the saints of God along the way. We cannot be effective in our ministry unless the Holy Spirit fills us with His presence and power. The message is simple: Jesus came into this world to save sinners and He is willing that none should perish, but that all should come to repentance through His shed blood on the cross. With His help and by His grace we will continue to lift up the name that is above every name until our time on Earth is over.
Years ago a group of friends met just to see what it would “sound like” as a gospel trio and possibly begin a ministry singing songs for Him!!! With the intention to sing a few church services, gospel events and wherever the call came from this chance meeting is now celebrating their 28th Anniversary of singing gospel music.
New Ground is enjoying gospel music without compromise. It’s been an extraordinary over a quarter of a century, with 3500 sings behind them — from their hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama to Juneau, Alaska, then onwards to Scotland with many states and countries in between, the group remains true today and as they continue to look ahead for more opportunities to further His Name in song!!!
Dale and Robbie Maxwell, founding members of New Ground, are still going strong in their belief that the Lord appointed this union to carry His Word thru music.
They are joined by David Owens, who is celebrating 30 years with New Ground.
Dixie Echoes Quartet
For over 50 years, The Dixie Echoes have been delivering the gospel message in song across America through their spiritually uplifting music ministry. Considered to be one of the pioneer gospel groups, the Dixie Echoes have returned to their roots singing around two microphones with just a piano. Respected among their peers and industry leaders alike, the Dixie Echoes are recognized as one of the premiere groups in gospel music.
Since the Dixie Echoes formed in 1960, they have released nearly 70 albums and have had numerous top ten singles. They have been honored with six members being inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame: J.G. Whitfield (1997), Dale Shelnut (2001), Jack Toney (2005), Billy Todd (2009), Tim Riley (2013), and Randy Shelnut (2017).
The Dixie Echoes have performed throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada at well-known venues such as the National Quartet Convention, Gospel Jubilee Cruise, the Brumley Sing, Memphis Quartet Show, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, and Carnegie Hall as well as churches, fairs, and on television. The Dixie Echoes have appeared on such programs as TBN, INSP and are most notably remembered for their regular appearances on the nationally syndicated television show, The Gospel Singing Jubilee which aired in the late 1960’s and 70’s.
Although each individual presents his own musical styling, the members collectively share the common goal of doing everything they can to expose the audience to the power of a meaningful song. With arguably the best line-up of talent ever, the Dixie Echoes present the gospel message in song with a touch of class and excellence.
Over the last 50 years God has trusted the Dixie Echoes with the huge purpose of telling everyone they can about Him. To do this He has provided talented men with a dedication to this grand style of music. In the timeless tradition of the Statesmen Quartet and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, the Dixie Echoes will continue to sing songs in such a manner that no one can miss a single word, not one distraction from hearing what the songwriter wanted to s