Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, Booth Brothers Bringing Award-Winning Sound to NY State in 2018; Utica’s Sherry Anne Will Host and Sing
Utica, NY. Three top gospel musical groups will bring their national award-winning sound to New York State in 2018. The concert events will be held at Crosspoint Church, 317 Oriskany Boulevard, in Whitesboro, NY. Utica-based, award-winning singer-songwriter Sherry Anne, who was born with a bilateral hearing and speech impairment and learned to sing with an elegant voice reflecting her deep faith, will host and sing as a special guest at all three events.
All seats for these concerts are general admission. The building is handicap accessible. Advance sale tickets of $20 are available at Better Health Chiropractic, 315-735-1947, in Utica; at Crosspoint Church, 315-797-4520, Whitesboro; Sacred Melody, 315-437-1095, Syracuse; and online at www.sherryanne.com. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $25.
On Saturday, March 31, America’s Favorite Family of Southern Gospel Music, The Hoppers will visit Whitesboro. Members of the family have been singing for more than 60 years, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and worldwide. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame group that began with four brothers today includes Claude and Connie Hopper, their son Dean and his wife, Kim, son Mike, and granddaughter Karlye.
The Hoppers have performed on Gaither Homecoming videos and have won 47 fan awards, including favorite mixed vocal group 11 times, favorite alto, and favorite musician. Kim has been voted the Singing News Fans Favorite Soprano for 21 years straight. Their many popular hit songs include Jesus, The One, Jerusalem, I’ve Come Too Far, and Shoutin’ Time.
Triumphant Quartet visits Whitesboro on Sunday, June 3. The award-winning foursome made their debut appearance at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, in 2003, began traveling nationally in 2008, and has been voted The Singing News Southern Gospel Fan Favorite Quartet for the last nine years. The group consists of Eric Bennett, David Sutton, and father and son Clayton and Scotty Inman.
When the group sings The Old White Flag about surrendering one’s life to Jesus, audiences often break out handkerchiefs and tissues to join in the fun. The current Number 1 charting hit for Triumphant Quartet is Chain Breaker. Their most recent album, titled Living in Harmony, was selected Favorite Album with Favorite Song Living in the Promised Land by The Singing News poll in 2017, and Eric Bennett was voted Favorite Bass Singer.
On Friday, October 19, The Booth Brothers will bring their award-winning, faith-filled program of harmony and humor to Whitesboro. Ronnie and Michael Booth grew up on gospel music with their dad Ron, Sr., who traveled with his three brothers as the Booth Brothers and later sang with the sang with the Rebels Quartet and other groups. Over time, the two brothers formed a trio with Jim Brady. When Jim left to form his own group in 2015, the brothers welcomed the Paul Lancaster at tenor-baritone. With Jim or Paul alongside, The Booth Brothers with their unsurpassed harmony have been voted The Singing News readers’ Fan Favorite Trio since 2008.
Since 1998, The Booth Brothers have received more than 10 dozen honors, Grammy nominations, and the 2016 Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year. They have been featured in Gaither Homecoming videos. Their many popular songs include He Saw It All, Look for Me at Jesus’ Feet, Facts are Facts, and Still Feeling Fine.