Dove nominees Marksmen to be in Harriman this weekend

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The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

The four-time Country Gospel Quartet of the Year winners from the Country Gospel Music Guild will perform many of its hit songs, including “He Is I Am,” “Meet Me in Heaven,” “Potter’s Wheel,” “Preach the Cross” and “Grandpa Was a Farmer.”

“This Is My Crowd,” the latest rural rhythm release, is a diverse collection of songs designed to reach as many people with the gospel message through a mix of Bluegrass gospel, country inspirational, old-time Southern gospel, a touch of convention singing and some blues, quartet member Mark Wheeler said.

“‘This Is My Crowd’ contains some of the best songs we have ever recorded,” he added.

The album was produced by Wheeler and quartet leader Earle Wheeler. It was mastered by Steve Gulley.

“This Is My Crowd” contains some special guests, including Les Butler, Bryan McDowell and Jon Edmisten, all of whom have assisted the Marksmen Quartet in creating a fresh new album of 14 songs they hope will delight their fans and make many new ones.

The Marksmen’s latest singles are "Don't Take Your Life (Take Mine)” and "Stack Them Stones.”

The group will also share material from its Dove Award-nominated CDs “God’s Masterpiece” and “Blue Ridge Mountain Memories.”

“We are honored to know that folks draw a blessing out of the talents God gave us to share,” said Earle Wheeler. “Each week, we share God’s message in song and word wherever He allows us to go and that is what it is all about.”

After more than 40 albums and winning four times as Gospel Bluegrass Band of the Year from Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, the group continues its legendary musical legacy with the Wheelers, Darrin Chambers, Davey Waller and Mark Autry.

The Marksmen Quartet is an inductee of the Lone Star State Country Music Association Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.

Visit www.marksmenquartet.com for more information about the quartet.