From The Perrys Partners email newsletter of July 25, 2013:
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and continued support for Tracy. He has made vast improvements over the past two weeks, and is undergoing intense therapy daily. He is in a specialized rehab hospital for stroke victims, and that has made all the difference in the world. Tracy is starting to eat some "regular" food, dressing in his own clothes (instead of a hospital robe), and follow commands. He's even starting to make a few of his own, which is a very encouraging sign! The trach is still in, and so he cannot communicate much verbally. However, we expect them to take it out soon.
We are very excited that our record company has announced they are releasing a special "Tribute" cd to Tracy at the National Quartet Convention! This cd will feature 12 songs that Tracy is featured on, taken from our various projects from the last few years. The neat thing is that Tracy was able to pick out these 12 songs himself, by pointing to them to Libbi! We are also releasing a "Best of the Perrys" cd special during NQC. As soon as both projects are released, we will have them available in our web store.
The Perrys continue to travel each weekend, and have been making great strides as a group! David Ragan, our new lead singer, is doing an incredible job. You'd think he has been on the road with us for years. When Libbi needs to stay with Tracy, Leah Page is thrilling audiences each weekend. Bryan Walker is doing an admirable job mceeing and singing baritone. Libbi has been appearing with the group as much as possible.
Libbi will actually be with the group this weekend at the James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival in Lawrenceburg, TN. This is the birthplace of southern gospel music, and is always a special weekend. Be sure to visit the Southern Gospel Museum in the Suntrust Bank building in downtown Lawrenceburg. This is a must-see for any avid fan of our music. The Perrys will be singing on Saturday night along with our friends, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Blackwood Brothers, and Chuck Wagon Gang. The event actually begins tonight and continues thru Saturday.
As you can imagine, Tracy's medical bills continue to add up. We are so thankful for everyone's support and love gifts during this time. Libbi's sister, Debra, has prganized a benefit concert for Tracy on Monday night, July 29th in Blairsville, GA. This night will feature our Georgia friends, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, LeFevre Quartet, and Jaidyns Call (Debra's group). The proceeds will go towards Tracy's medical bills. Special thanks to all of the groups for taking time out of their busy schedule to show their support for Tracy.
All of the Perrys music is available from our web store at http://www.perrysministries.com. Don't forget that the full album soundtrack of "Through the Night" is now available. You can also order by phone by calling (941) 756-6942.
Thank you again for your continued support of Libbi and Tracy, and the Perrys. Hope to see you somewhere along the road.
Pastor Bill Bailey / Manager
UPCOMING PERRYS' TOUR DATES
7/26/13 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ANNA, IL 7:00PM
7/27/13 OLD CROCKETT THEATRE LAWRENCEBURG, TN 6:00PM
8/1/13 COWAN CIVIC CENTER LEBANON, MO 7:00PM
8/2/13 OAK BOWERY BAPTIST CHURCH SALTILLO COMMUNITY, AR 7:00PM
8/3/13 NEW BARN THEATER RENFRO VALLEY, KY 7:00PM
8/4/13 GRASSY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH SPRUCE PINE, NC 10:30AM
8/10/13 WEST RIPLEY BAPTIST CHURCH RIPLEY, MS 7:00PM
8/11/13 NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH BELMONT, MS 11:00AM & 1:00PM
8/15/13 MUSIC PARK SEMINOLE, OK 7:30PM
8/16/13 FORRESTDALE FREE-WILL BAPTIST CH FORRESTDALE, AL 7:30PM
8/17/13 TERRELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TERRELL, TX 6:30PM
8/23/13 ESCATAWPA BAPTIST CHURCH MOSS POINT, MS 7:00PM
8/24/13 SUGAR LAND BAPTIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND, TX 4:00PM
8/26/13 SILVER DOLLAR CITY (RED GOLD) BRANSON, MO 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
8/28/13 LEBANON VALLEY EXPO CENTER LEBANON, PA 6:00PM
8/29/13 TONY GORE’S SMOKEY MTN BBQ SEVIERVILLE, TN 7:30PM
8/31/13 CITY AUDITORIUM THOMASVILLE, GA 7:00PM
9/1/13 GOSPEL WAY BAPTIST CHURCH RINGGOLD, GA 10:30AM