Wow the old saying "time flies when you're having fun" seems to have more truth to it every day. I cannot believe it has already been 3 months since joining what I consider one of the greatest quartets on the road today. It all still feels like a dream to me.
We have had a great year so far! Yes, we may have started slow, but God knows the needs of his children and he will supply accordingly, if we are faithful to Him. I have gotten to sing in places I had never dreamed of singing in before, met people I would have never known and learning valuable lessons that I will carry with me throughout my life.
A few weeks ago, I went out on my "first weekend trip". We sang in Pennsylvania and Ohio, we had a great trip and great services. In Pennsylvania, we sang with The McKameys, and before getting off the bus that evening to sing, Larry asked if I was nervous, my reply, "shoot no"! We were also blessed to be part of Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Alabama and two great services on Sunday in Cullman and Munford Alabama.
When we got home from Pennsylvania and Ohio, we went to the studio and finished the new CD. It was a great experience, honor and a privilege to be able to record with these guys. The new CD is appropriately titled “A New Song” since it includes our current radio single “I’ve Got a New Song to Sing”. You can order or download a copy from our website (www.pineridgeboys.com) or purchase a copy at any of our concerts.
Our Homecoming singing is quickly approaching. This year it will take place on Saturday, June 24th at Inman First Baptist Church in Inman SC. The singing will start at 5:35 and will include crowd favorites such as: Jordan's Bridge, Troy Burns Family, Hearts Afire, Crowns of Light and of course the Pine Ridge Boys! We have limited VIP seating and group reservations. To reserve your VIP/Group seating contact Larry at (864) 473-8849 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or check our website for more details. For folks traveling and needing a place to stay for the night, our host hotel will be the Red Roof Inn in Spartanburg, SC. Call (864) 587-0129 and ask for the Pine Ridge Boys Homecoming special rate. We hope that you will join us for this very special evening.
We want to thank SGN Scoops for covering all the news of the Pine Ridge Boys and for all their hard work that they do for Gospel Music. Our current radio single "I've Got a New Song to Sing" is currently at #24 on the SGN Scoops charts and at #55 on the Singing News charts, and we give GOD all the praises!
Along with SGN Scoops comes the Diamond Awards. This is an online voting process and can be found at www.sgnscoops.com. You can nominate individuals as well as the groups for these awards and we would love your support in these categories:
Legend Award - Wayne Shuford
Horizon Artist - Steven Craps
Favorite Quartet - Pine Ridge Boys
I personally want to thank all of the "new" friends I have met for making me feel welcomed as part of the family. I cannot wait to meet the rest of you and looking forward to what God has in store for the Pine Ridge Boys. Keep up with us through our website www.pineridgeboys.com and our Facebook page "Pine Ridge Boys."
In "HIS" Love,
Steven and Larry, Wayne, Ivory, Mark