Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dove Award nominees Jeff & Sheri Easter fine tune plans for their annual Homecoming May 11-13

Jeff & Sheri Easter are anticipating their fourth annual Homecoming to
bring the best of Southern Gospel music to Lincolnton, GA.

Among the world-class award-winning talent coming to help raise funds
for the Lewis Family Homeplace Restoration Fund are Ivan Parker, the
Perrys and the Primitive Quartet.

"We're so excited to be bringing in Ivan Parker, The Perrys and The
Primitives for this year's event,” Sheri said. “Our goal when we began
was to introduce our hometown to some of the best in southern gospel
music and these artists were the people's choice from last year's

There will also be special appearances by Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy
Long Show and The Lewis Tradition.

"Of course, everyone always loves The Lewis Family in this area, so by
having Little Roy Lewis & The Lizzy Long Show along with Lewis
Tradition, you get the best of the still traveling Lewis Family
members,” Jeff said. “The family traveled an amazing 58 years and have
made many friends throughout their career. They're always a

The Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming at the Lewis Family Homeplace, 1935
Lewis Family Road, in Lincolnton, Ga. is Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7
p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m.  and new this year Sunday, May 13
at 3 p.m. Adult admission is $20 per day for Friday and Saturday and
$15 on Sunday. Admission for all three days is $50. Children 12 and
under are free.

In addition to an added day attendees will get a peak at a piece of history.

"Every year, we like to offer the visitors something new to see at the
homeplace,” Sheri said. “Sometimes it's the dresses that they girls
wore on stage that Mom Lewis made in the early 50's and 60's or the
first television set the family purchased to see their appearances on

“This year, we are bringing a work-in-progress...a 1956 GMC Sliverside
bus like the first bus the family purchased,” she said. “The bus will
be on display for the event.  It is being preserved by Jeff and a few
devoted fans who want to honor the family in this manner."

The event is hosted by Jeff & Sheri Easter who will appear all three days.

As the GMA honors the greatest in gospel music on April 19, once again
Jeff & Sheri are included among the nominees for a Dove Award for
Country Recorded Song of the Year “I Get To” from their Expecting Good
Things CD - written by Wil Nance, Sherrie Austin and Steve Williams.

"Jeff and I are always honored whenever our music is nominated, and
the Dove Awards have always been very good to us and our families,”
Sheri said. “This song, “I Get To,” is very special to us, as we chose
to record it during my recent battle with breast cancer in 2008. It
simply offers perspective...we don't HAVE to do the things we do, take
care of Grandma, wake up early, go to work...we GET to!  It's an

The group has won a Grammy nomination, six Dove Awards, and many other
industry awards for songs, albums, group of the year and other
accolades. Beginning 16 years ago they became a regular part of the
Gaither Homecoming Video series, sharing their music on over 15
million videos sold.

The group has won two Grammy nominations, six GMA Dove Awards, 15
Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of
Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel
Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music
Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame
Awards and three Cash Box Awards.

Jeff & Sheri’s performances now include the contributions of their
three children Madison, Morgan and Maura Easter and drummer Kyle
Calloway as they share a love of Jesus through their music and
uplifting experiences of life on stage. The Easter children each add
dimensions to the show - vocally, musically and even with uplifting

Their latest CD “ Silver Anniversary” from SpringHill Records,
available from iTunes and retail stores, honors their 25 years of
marriage, music and love.

Homecoming attendees should bring a lawn chair. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit the non-profit Lewis Family Homeplace
Restoration Fund honoring the career of Georgia’s three-time Hall of
Fame members The Lewis Family. For more information, call (706)
359-1997 or visit

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