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
Madisonville, Kentucky
www.visitmadisonvilleky.com

 

VICTORY CHURCH

615 BROWN ROAD

MADISONVILLE, KY

EXIT 114 from I-69

 

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 6:30 pm (CT)

featuring

 THE PERRYS 

THE CONQUERORS QUARTET

THE CHILDRESS FAMILY (hosts)

 

SEPTEMBER 9 @ 2:00 pm (CT)

featuring

TRIBUTE QUARTET

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE TRIO

THE CHILDRESS FAMILY (hosts)

 

 

  Doors Open One Hour Before Concert

Special Hotel Rates:

 

Baymont Inn & Suites

Exit 116, 1891 Lantaff Blvd., Madisonville

 270-821-2121

Double Queen or Standard King - $80

You must mention the GME

 

  For more information call 270-836-8882

 
 

YOUR HOSTS
THE CHILDRESS FAMILY
Your hosts

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 Perrys 2017 

THE PERRYS

Appearing Friday

The Perrys are an award winning gospel music group who sing traditional songs with moving lyrics. They have been singing for 45 years and have been a favorite mixed group for many years. The have had numerous #1 songs and will bring a spirit-filled concert to reach each audience member.  

 

Conquerors 

THE CONQUERORS QUARTET

Appearing Friday

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.    

 

2017 tribute press  TRIBUTE QUARTET

Appearing Saturday

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 Heavens Sake 

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE TRIO

Appearing Saturday

For Heavens' Sake Trio from Murray, Kentucky have a smooth blend and will encourage and minister with their songs. 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Phone:  270-825-1459
              270-836-8882

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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.

Store

Here will be the store with the albums and stuff.

Promotional Materials

8 x 12 Promotional Posters (Click to open a downloadable PDF)

Childress Family in Concert  Childress Family Christmas Concert

 

8 x 10 Promotional Photo (Click to open a downloadable PDF)

The Childress Family

 

 

 

Schedule

2017

06/24/2017 RECORDING

06/25/2017 Sunday, 6:00 pm (CT)
HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Western Kentucky State Fair-Faith and Family Night (2810 Richard Street) FREE ENTRY WITH ANY CHURCH BULLETIN FROM 3:00-5:00 PM ONLY. FREE RIDES FROM 4:00-5:00 PM WITH THE CHURCH BULLETIN. Tickets required after 5:00 pm.

07/3 thru 07/12/2017 VACATION

07/15/2017 Saturday, 6:00 pm (CT)
WEST YORK, IL - The Barn-Crossties Christian Ministiries, Hickory Holler Campground (9876 East 2000th Avenue)-Buffet at 4:30 for a charge

07/16/2017-HOLD

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)

 

 

 

Videos

We hope you enjoy these videos of the Childress Family in Concert!

Biographies


Ken and Marlene Childress

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 Lutz

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 Lutz

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

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

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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