Nashville, TN –From the Mountains of East Tennessee, Southern Gospel Music fills the air and is the home of The Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel Music’s top groups. Jeff Chapman, Kreis French, Jerry Martin, Dennis Murphy, Arthur Rice, Andy Stringfield, and Brian Alvey are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year as a group, their 30th year as the resident Southern Gospel Quartet at Dollywood, and the forth-coming release of their new album on Sonlite Records, A New Look.
A New Look is set to release on October 2nd during the National Quartet Convention.
In support of A New Look the Kingdom Heirs will be releasing a series of instant gratification tracks from the album when pre-ordered. The first song is “The Chain Gang” and will be available August 7th.
“We are excited about the new recording and we have a variety of writers on this one; like Mark Bishop, Terry Franklin, Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca Peck, Dennis Murphy, and Rodney Griffin just to name a few. We feel like we have some really great songs on this one,” said Arthur Rice.
The Kingdom Heirs have been nominated many times for industry awards such as The SGMA Awards, Dove Awards and The Singing News Fan Awards. Winning Newcomer Group of the Year in 1989, the group has been a constant favorite. The latest award is 2014 Band of the Year, which the band also won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013. They have also had many top ten songs, and currently have had 38 top 5 songs in a row, 11 number 1 songs, and 28 Song of the Year nominations.
“The future of the Kingdom Heirs is brighter than it’s ever been and we are all very thankful for the hard work that Crossroads and Sonlite Records do for us behind the scenes as well as what is obviously seen,” said Kreis French.