About The Gospel Music Extravaganza
GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA SEPTEMBER, 2017
THE CHILDRESS FAMILY
invite you to a
GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday, September 8 @ 6:30 pm (CT)
Saturday, September 9 @ 2:00 pm (CT)
Held in coordination with the
Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission
615 BROWN ROAD
EXIT 114 from I-69
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 6:30 pm (CT)
THE CONQUERORS QUARTET
THE CHILDRESS FAMILY (hosts)
SEPTEMBER 9 @ 2:00 pm (CT)
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE
THE CHILDRESS FAMILY (hosts)
Doors Open One Hour Before Concert
Special Hotel Rates:
Baymont Inn & Suites
Exit 116, 1891 Lantaff Blvd., Madisonville
Double Queen or Standard King - $80 plus taxes/Rate
Comfort Inn & Suites
Exit 116, 545 Powell Drive, Madisonville
$89 plus taxes/Rate
You must mention the GME for special hotel rates!
For more information call 270-836-8882
Forty-five years ago, The Childress Family began singing throughout the region of Western Kentucky near their home in Madisonville. They have sung in venues from large concert halls such as the National Quartet Convention to small church auditoriums where they are right at home. This adds to their credibility and reputation of long-standing perseverance and commitment to ministry.
THE CONQUERORS QUARTET
The Conquerors Quartet from Indiana is an exciting group with a great following throughout this region. They have a traditional sound that is a favorite among Southern Gospel Music lovers.
Tribute Quartet has quickly grown to be one of the favorite male quartets in Southern Gospel music. With several awards and chart-topping songs, they continue to bless and inspire audiences all over the world.
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE
For Heavens' Sake from Murray, Kentucky have a smooth blend and will encourage and minister with their songs.
SPONSORED IN PART BY OAK RIDGE SENIOR LIVING & SHELBY TIRE
If you'd like information about anything on the Childress Family site, or would like to schedule the Childress Family to participate in your service or event, please email or give us a call.
Here will be the store with the albums and stuff.
07/23/2017 Sunday, 9:45 am (CT)
NORTONVILLE, KY - New Salem Baptist Church-Homecoming (69 New Salem Circle)
07/28/2017 Friday, 7:00 pm (CT)
OWENSBORO, KY - Riverpark Center/Canon Hall GOSPEL ON THE RIVER w/other groups-sponsored by Glenn Funeral Services for Friday After Five (101 Daviess Street)
07/29/2017 Saturday, 7:00 pm (CT)
BOWLING GREEN, KY - Capitol Arts Theater Gospel Concert w. other groups-sponsored by J.C. Kirby & Sons Funeral Services (416 East Main)
08/06/2017 Sunday, 11:00 am (CT)
WHITE PLAINS, KY - Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church (11504 Mt. Carmel Road, Highway 813) -Homecoming
08/19/2017 Saturday, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm (CT)
MANCHESTER, IL - Manchester Gospel Music Fest hosted by The Chosen Ones, also appearing The Lesters (corner of 4th & East Street/217-587-2671)
08/20/2017 Sunday, 10:45 am (CT)
COLLINSVILLE, IL - REVIVE Church (1105 Beltline Road)
08/27/2017 Sunday, 1:00 pm (CT)
FARMINGTON, KY (near Mayfield)- Bethany Baptist Church-Homecoming (1999 Dove Road)
09/08/2017 Friday, 6:30 pm (CT)
MADISONVILLE, KY - GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA-Victory Church w/THE PERRYS and For Heaven's Sake Trio (615 Brown Road)
09/09/2017 Saturday, 2:00 pm (CT)
MADISONVILLE, KY - GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA-Victory Church w/TRIBUTE QUARTET (615 Brown Road)
09/17/2017 Sunday, 10:00 am (CT)
GREENVILLE, KY - New Cypress Missionary Baptist Church-Homecoming (4465 State Route 601-near Graham, KY)
09/29/2017 Friday, 6:00 pm (ET)
PIGEON FORGE, TN - NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION MAIN STAGE-Leconte Center (Teatser Lane) Ticketed-Our scheduled time will be during the final hour of the evening.
10/22/2017 Sunday, 6:00 pm (CT)
OWENSBORO, KY - Walnut Memorial Baptist Church (519 West Byers Avenue)
11/18/2017 Saturday, 5:00 pm (CT) Banquet/ 6:00 pm (CT) CHRISTMAS CONCERT
EVANSVILLE, IN - Howell General Baptist Church-Gifts of Love Banquet-ticketed 812-425-6492 (1520 Delmar Avenue)
12/03/2017 Sunday, 5:00 pm (CT) CHRISTMAS CONCERT
MANITOU, KY - Concord General Baptist Church (3085 Manitou Road)
12/16/2017 Saturday, 6:00 pm (CT) CHRISTMAS CONCERT
MADISONVILLE, KY - Grapevine Baptist Church w/ choir (85 Sancut Road)
12/17/2017 Sunday, 10:45 am (CT) CHRISTMAS CONCERT
MADISONVILLE, KY - Grapevine Baptist Church w/choir (85 Sandcut Road)
We hope you enjoy these videos of the Childress Family in Concert!
Ken and Marlene Childress began singing with their children, Teresa, Carla and Shannon, almost 40 years ago. Ken had been singing with a quartet called The Golden Keys. But when he and Marlene discovered that their children were blessed with the ability to sing harmony and play instruments at a young age, they decided to form The Childress Family. Teresa played the piano and a short time later, Carla picked up the bass guitar and began to play. Their son, Shannon, was a high tenor singer until about age 13, when his voice went to the other end of the spectrum and he sang low bass.
Marlene has been blessed with the ability to write some wonderful songs that have been recorded by numerous artists in the gospel music industry. She and son, Shannon, wrote "From Disgrace to His Grace" which was recorded by The Hoppers and was nominated as Song of the Year at the Singing News Fan Awards in 1994. Marlene still sings and handles most of the dialogue for the family. She has a sincere sensitivity of the Holy Spirit which reflects in every service atmosphere. Ken still travels with the family, but only sings on a song or two during each performance.
Teresa Childress Lutz is the pianist and alto singer for the family group. She also writes a lot of the music for her mother, Marlene's, songs. When her brother, Shannon, left the family group in 1986 to join The Hoppers in North Carolina on a full time basis, Teresa's husband, Jamey, joined The Childress Family.
Jamey was no stranger to gospel music. He sang with Teresa during their teen years at church, but was also a member of a church quartet called The Templemen. Jamey is a favorite with his smooth lead voice.
Courtney Lutz is the twenty-six year old daughter of Jamey and Teresa. She is a 2012 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee where she was in the Honors Program and earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree. She graduated magna cum laude from Belmont College of Law in May, 2015. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in Tennessee. She is presently working at the Batson Nolan Firm in Clarksville, Tennessee. Courtney used to only sing a song or two on each program, but has now become a full time fixture in every concert setting where she steals the heart of the crowd with her charisma and vocal ability.
Carla Childress is the soprano singer and the bass player for the family group. She picked up the bass guitar a short while after the family started singing together and is one of the smoothest bassists around. She has been blessed with the knack to pick up most any stringed instrument and be able to play something on it. In her spare time, Carla enjoys playing with her dogs and being outdoors. But most of all, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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