Tuesday, April 16, 2013
King's Heralds Make It To Smithsonian
Portland, TN (April 16,2013) After 87 years of full time gospel ministry, The King's Heralds have finally made it into the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
“It all happened quite unexpectedly", said Don Scroggs the groups first tenor for the past 30 years. Continuing Scroggs stated "We were in the middle of a tour when a gentleman called our office and said he was from The Smithsonian Institute. He went on to explain that they were putting together a new exhibit on how the body is wonderfully put together and that it would be narrated by talk show host Conan O'Brian.”
Russell Hospedales, Baritone for the group added “He said that he had run on to a clip of The King's Heralds singing a song that we have sung for years called “Dry Bones” on YouTube, and asked for permission for them to use our song in the exhibit. Of course, we thought about that for a couple seconds and then said yes, we would be honored."
At 87 years and still going, the King's Heralds are the oldest active Gospel group performing today. “I'm the newest member of the group, but I don't feel old enough to be put in the Smithsonian” chimed in Bass extraordinaire Jeff Pearles.
You can watch the King's Heralds performing “Dry Bones” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSWaJPC2yY
Contacting the King's Heralds is as easy as going to http://kingsheralds.org, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kings-Heralds, or e-mail at email@example.com.
About The King's Heralds
The King’s Heralds have shared their music with thousands, including the Christian Booksellers Association, the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, the Protestant Health and Welfare Association, the Greater Pittsburgh Charismatic Conference and the Baptist World Alliance. The King’s Heralds have been regular guests on “Praise the Lord” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and on the “It Is Written Telecast”. In addition to maintaining an extensive touring schedule, the group also shares their musical talents with patients and their families through a hospital ministry and have witnessed to hardened inmates with a prison ministry.