Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chuck Wagon Gang Joins New Haven Records Roster

Legendary Group to Release New CD and Documentary DVD in October 

The Chuck Wagon Gang @ New Haven Records
Franklin, Tenn- July 21, 2014 - New Haven Records, home to such award-winning gospel artists as Gold City, Gordon Mote and Chicago Mass Choir, is proud to announce the signing of the legendary Chuck Wagon Gang.
New Haven Records president Ken Harding states, “The Chuck Wagon Gang holds the distinction of being the oldest mixed gospel recording group still performing with ties to its original founder. After 8 decades and 40 million in record sales, we couldn’t be more excited about their past, present and future.”

Meeting In Heaven: The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings the Songs of Marty Stuart is a brand new recording of twelve gospel songs written and produced by Marty Stuart in the spirit of “Dad” Carter who instructed them to “Sing the old songs, and sing them the way I taught you."

Accompanying the CD release will be America’s Gospel Singers, The Legacy Lives On, a full-length DVD documentary shot by world-renowned photographer Jack Spencer which chronicles the 75-year history of the Chuck Wagon Gang through rare family photographs, poignant personal stories, old recordings and new live performances. In addition to Marty Stuart and the Chuck Wagon Gang, the DVD features special appearances by Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Eddie Stubbs, and the Oak Ridge Boys.
“The original group, which was started in 1936, could never have imagined their efforts would be so far reaching,” Shaye Smith, alto and owner of Chuck Wagon Gang reflects. “The journey down this current path is completed with New Haven Records. I have so much confidence in Ken and his staff at New Haven.  Our upcoming projects could not have found a better home. So here we are, ready to embark on yet another path that will further perpetuate this heritage.”

About Chuck Wagon Gang:
In 1935, "Dad" Carter and his family, migrant cotton farmers, found themselves in Texas without money. Providentially, they landed a job singing on KFYO Radio in Lubbock as the Carter Quartet. They changed their name to the Chuck Wagon Gang and a phenomenon was born. After 8 decades and 40 million in record sales, their music lives on through great-granddaughter of Anna Carter, Shaye Smith. For additional information, go to

About New Haven Records:
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label, publishing, and film companies. For almost three decades, they have focused on the uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Haven’s product is distributed to the mainstream through SONY Distribution and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to

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