Heart To Heart, regulars on the Branson Stage and a well-loved, full-time gospel and family music group
has recently received the honor of
being voted 2011 Country Gospel Connection Choice Awards Duo of the
Year. This award is determined by a panel of music industry
professionals and is based on Heart To Heart’s excellence in promoting
the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Christian Country Gospel music. Heart
To Heart has also just learned that their original song, “Father Who
Cares,” written for America’s Got Talent finalists Voices of Glory, has
been nominated for a Dove Award!
Heart To Heart are singers and
songwriters with original songs on the charts and receiving airplay
worldwide such as “That’s Why I Cry,” “See a Rainbow,” “Father Who
Cares,” “Rock of Ages, Roll On,” “My Little Boy” and “Where Tears Won’t
Fall.” They have twice been voted awards for Song of the Year by the
Gospel Music Association in Nashville and were GMA Duo and Vocal Group
of the Year last year. Heart to Heart hosts their own radio show called
“The Branson Gospel Groove” which airs on several stations to include
VoicesofGlory2020.com, ToPraiseHim.com, HeirwaveRadio.com and
Sharon and Jerry Mays who make up
Heart to Heart are quick to point out that these awards are not just
“fireplace mantel furniture” but are tools to open doors to enable them
to reach more people with encouragement and the Good News of Jesus.
Sharon says “We work 24/7 for the Lord and are honored to serve at every
opportunity.” “We gave up a lot of ‘stuff’ a few years ago when the
Lord told us to go full time and He would make a way for us. He
whispered and we didn’t listen but when he shouted, we had to make the
change. We both had full-time jobs and good benefits. Jerry was a
National Marketing Director and I am a Degreed Paralegal. We gave all
that up to work for the Lord and; once we got out of His way to do His
will with our lives, we have been blessed beyond measure since!”
Heart To Heart not only performs
regularly on two Branson stages, The Night Light Beacon of Branson
(owned by the Barbara Fairchild family) and Branson Radio Live with
Karen Berka at the Branson Mall Centerstage, they are members of GMA,
ICGMA, CGMA, SGMA and ICMA and tour the country when not on the Branson
stage to serve churches, schools and communities.
Sharon comes from a musical family.
Her dad, Leon Barnett, was the lead guitar player for Narvel Felts
& the Rockets “back in the day,” and guys like Roy Orbison, Conway
Twitty, Carl Perkins and Chet Atkins ran through her house when she was
four or five years old, always getting ready for the next “gig.” Jerry
grew up on a farm in rural Missouri and didn’t know he could sing until
he met Sharon! Together, they are forging a legacy in Gospel music with
their powerhouse vocals, amazing connection with their audiences and
dedication to their Calling; and the industry is definitely taking
notice. You WILL be hearing more from Heart to Heart – that’s for sure!
For more about Heart to Heart, visit their website at www.hearttoheartmusicgroup.com.