Hello Friends. Yes, I know, it has been forever since you have heard from us. A lot has happened over the past year and so now I will try and catch you up on things.
Last January Larry had another back surgery and is doing fine. Ivory Luke, our tenor for almost five years left us and in June our baritone Wayne Shuford retired as well. So to say the least we have been very busy trying to put everything back together and keep it together. We want to thank Junior Shelton, Steve Williams and Mark King for helping us out on the tenor part. These guys were there for us until we finally found someone to come with us full time.
Our new tenor is Mike Maggard from Hansford, WV. Mike and his wife Ellen are some wonderful and great Christian people. We feel very blessed to have them with us.
Our baritone position was back and forth with Wayne retiring and coming back and forth filling in till we found the right man. Chip McCaa was here for a few months and we sure did like him but God had another purpose for Chip and we understand that. So now we have Rob Shelton singing the baritone part. He and his wife Leslie make their home in Liberty, SC. Rob is doing a fantastic job and we are very proud to have him on board.
By the time you receive this we hope to be in the recording studio finishing up our brand new CD entitled, “Something Old Something New.” We have picked out some of your old favorites as well as a few new songs that we feel will be a blessing to all that hear them. Songs like, “Love Lifted Me”, “When He Was On The Cross”, and “Far Above the Starry Sky” just to name a few. We hope to release it by Mother’s Day weekend. You can pre-order your CD now if you would like and we will mail it out as soon as they are ready. You can call our office or go to our website and pre-order there. Be sure and call your local gospel music station and request our new radio single, “Won’t That Be Glory.” Thanks to Wise Choice Promotions for taking care of our radio needs. Lori Wise and her staff do an excellent job.
Speaking of Mother’s Day. We want you to come join us for our annual Homecoming Sing. This year’s date is May 11, 2019 starting at 5:35 pm at Inman First Baptist Church. The Saturday night before Mother’s Day. This year’s lineup consist of, Hearts Afire, The Shelton’s, Mylon Hayes Family and your host the Pine Ridge Boys. Charlie Griffin will be with us as well keeping things rolling along thru the night. You never know with Charlie what he’s going to do next but he keep’s things moving. As you can see, it’s all about Family this year so bring your Mom out and be with us for this very special night.
Another night we are excited about is Easter Sunday night. We will be singing at Airport Baptist Church in Greer, SC with our good friends The Chordsmen. Oh yea, Charlie Griffin is going to be there too. Singing starts at 6:00 pm. Come be with us for this great night of music. As always, check out our website and see when we will be close to you and come out and join us for a great night of music, fun and laughter but most of all worshipping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Coming up later in the year we will be going to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The dates this year are October 27-31, 2019. The Pine Ridge Boys will once again be hosting the annual Creekside Kickoff Sing held at The Mill, 2674 Florence Dr. Pigeon Forge, TN. Larry’s wife Anne is doing another bus trip this year to the event. We will have more info about that as well as another surprise coming up in the weeks ahead.
Well, as you can see, there is a lot going on and a lot coming up. Please keep us and our families in your prayers as we continue to grow in our ministry.
May God bless each and every one of you.
Larry, Rob, Steven, Mike and Mark
John 3:17 (NET)
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.