Two of the best loved groups in southern gospel have joined forces to bring a little extra cheer to the Christmas season. The Whisnants and the Mark Trammell Quartet will release Home for Christmas, a twelve-song collection, on November 3rd, complete with an online release celebration. Here is the press release from United Independent Artists:
Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet Release NEW Christmas CD TOGETHER.
(Morganton, NC) October 10, 2014 – United Independent Artists (UIA), for the first time releases a Christmas CD combining the family harmony of the Whisnants with the traditional sounds of the Mark Trammell Quartet in a twelve track project titled “Home For Christmas.” The CD’s official release date is November 3, 2014 and will be available for purchase on both group websites www.whisnants.com and www.marktrammellministries.com.
Home For Christmas features twelve songs recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet and the Whisnants. Selections on the project include the groups singing together and individually as well as featuring new songs and traditional carols. “We decided to do this CD together,” Mark Trammell explains, “when Jeff Whisnant was looking to record a new Christmas project around the same time I was. When folks heard we were doing this, they asked if we could put together a Christmas program as well.” Jeff Whisnant adds, “I haven’t been this excited about anything in a long time as I am about the Home For Christmas project. We are so pleased to collaborate with our friends the Mark Trammell Quartet; we love and appreciate what these men stand for.”
Pre-sales for this project will begin on October 10th, and can be found on both artists websites (links found above). In addition to the pre-release, The Mark Trammell Quartet and the Whisnants are hosting a special online event in celebration of their first recording together. This event will take place on the official release date, November 3rd, and will feature exclusive information and unique interaction for fans from both artists. The event is open to the public – anyone who can access the internet via computer, smart phone or tablet can join for free. To receive updates and join this online event, visit www.homeforchristmaslaunchparty.com. Though the event does not begin until November 3st, those wishing to join are encouraged to do so now.
United Independent Artists (UIA) began in 1997 with Jeff and Susan Whisnant at the helm and consists of artists who record independently from recording labels. Artists such as Greater Vision, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Booth Brothers, Taylors and others use UIA in radio promotions. UIA is behind #1 songs such as Greater Vision’s “Preacher Tell Me Like It Is,” Booth Brothers “Look For Me At Jesus Feet,” Mark Trammell Quartet’s “I Want To Know” and other successful songs in the industry. www.uiamusic.com
With the caliber of the artists involved and their close friendships through the years, this collaboration is sure to be a great match. Home for Christmas should definitely be on any southern gospel fan’s Christmas wish list.