Arden, North Carolina (December 8, 2023) — For fans wanting a complete collection from Southern Gospel’s The Wisecarvers, it’s been a long wait — but their patience is rewarded today with the release of the digital-only album Strike A Chord, the family musical ministry’s first full-length set in four years.
Not that the Wisecarvers haven’t been releasing new music in the interim — in fact, they’ve offered listeners five singles, including last Christmas’ contemplative “Wrapped In Red.” Still, Strike A Chord yields a fully rounded musical portrait that provides ample proof of The Wisecarvers’ talent for affirming the fundamentals of Christian faith and devotion in song. And with strong original songs and vocal performances by the three younger members of the group – Kaila, Dustin and Chase Wisecarver – who support one another as each takes a turn in the leading vocal role, the album delivers its Gospel message through multiple musical dimensions.
Opening song “Tuning” sets the stage for the project, beginning with the sound of an acoustic guitar being tuned – a powerful sonic image that’s underscored by Chase Wisecarver’s powerful lyric:
Take the time to make a wrong a right
And act more like His chosen
Come together and strike a chord
Sing a song that’ll change the world
We are all broken, imperfect, just human
And we could all use a little tuning
From there, the collection unfolds through an array of musical settings – each different, each distinctive, each built around a powerful lead vocal and exquisite harmonies that reveal the breadth of The Wisecarvers’ talents and the depth of their faith. Whether they’re taking on the up-tempo, country-flavored celebration of “Worth Saying Again” or the thoughtful meditation found in their new single,“Grace,” the beauty of The Wisecarvers’ music on Strike A Chord will lift a listeners’ spirits and leave them feeling blessed.
“As we were finishing the last touches on the new project, I took a look back at the group of songs we were blessed to record,” says Kaila Wisecarver, speaking for the entire group. “There are three things that kept coming back to my mind.
“#1 – We pray these songs speak to us as a nation. The title of the new project comes from a song Chase wrote called ‘Tuning’: ‘We’re all sinners here. We all have our problems here. There is no better here than who’s on your right or left.’ We all desperately need Jesus. In this time of so much division, that’s something we ALL have in common.
“#2 – We pray these songs move us as a body of believers. May we examine our hearts and make sure we are glorifying Jesus in all we do.
“And #3 – We pray these songs minister to you on a personal level. These lyrics are about struggles, addictions, doubt, fear, victory, faith. Songs for the sinner, songs for the saints. Wherever you are in the mix of it all, our desire is that you feel the Holy Spirit strike a chord in your heart and you come to know Jesus in a brand new way!”
Listen to Strike A Chord HERE.
About The Wisecarvers
It seems like there’s always a song. One that reminds us of the mountain tops or the valleys, the laughter or the tears, the fight or the victory. The Wisecarvers want their music to be a soundtrack for the life of the listener. A soundtrack that draws each heart in deeper to the love and glory of the all-knowing, all-sufficient, all-powerful God – Music that will open the door for conviction, encouragement, worship, joy and praise. That is the ultimate purpose. That is their ultimate purpose – To sing a song that creates an atmosphere for salvation and miracles.
Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Turn Back Time” and “I Need You”, along with Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies and draw from their individual experiences.
The Wisecarvers were blessed with the distinct honor of being added to the talented roster of artists with renown Crossroads Music. This step opened up many new opportunities for the group as well as gaining them national radio attention. They have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry.
The group strives to be real with each audience – Real about life, the struggles we face, the heartaches we feel — And real about the faithfulness and power of our God that has never failed. When you see The Wisecarvers in concert their greatest desire is for you to leave