Hendersonville, TN – Southern Gospel trio, the Troy Burns Family, have reached an exclusive booking agreement with The April Potter Agency.
The Troy Burns Family consists of Troy Burns, his wife, Tammy, their baritone, Shane Mathis, and pianist, Jacob Kluttz. Burns is a founding member of The Inspirations and was their lead singer for 30 years. He was also the lead singer for Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion. In addition to multiple awards and accolades, Burns was a 2017 inductee into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. The Troy Burns Family have been exciting audiences all over the country for 7 years with their seasoned family harmonies.
“Tammy and I, as well as the young men who travel with us, are so excited to begin this journey with the April Potter Agency,” Burns said. “April is a true professional with a hard-working staff. They all have such a genuine love for God. Our heart’s desire is to continue to reach as many people as we can with the message of Jesus Christ and we know that the best is yet to come.”
April Potter is a Franklin County Alabama native and Music Business graduate of the University of North Alabama. April has over 20 years of experience in the Southern Gospel Music industry. The April Potter Agency also represents Gold City, Michael English, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Crosby Lane, and other artists.
“My friendship with Troy goes back many years”, Potter said, “He and all of the Inspirations were close family friends. I’ve grown up with them and have so much love and respect for Troy and his family”, Potter continues, “Not only do they have tremendous talent, they are a ministry-minded group who wants to encourage Christians and attract sinners to a relationship with Jesus. I am honored to work with them and we are already full speed ahead into 2018.”
Nashville, TN – Nashville based music artist MARK209 was invited to perform for the annual Good Friday worship service at Nashville Rescue Mission on Friday, April 14th.
The group led residents of the Mission in classic hymns as well as original songs before Nashville Rescue Mission President and CEO Rev. Glenn Cranfield delivered a short message on the celebration of Easter. “Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” says Rev. Cranfield. “At the Mission, Christ’s resurrection power is constantly at work, moving ‘stones’ and changing lives.”
Tenor singer Nathaniel Justice shares, “We were already in Middle Tennessee for our annual Good Friday evening concert so we were happy to be at the Mission in the morning. We have always branded ourselves as Music From the Heart of Nashville but today it has been an honor to share Good Friday with the residents of the Mission and have the opportunity to give back to the heart of Nashville.”
About Nashville Rescue Mission: Opened in 1954, Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow, and eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Middle Tennessee. They served over 5,000 meals over the Easter weekend.
About MARK209: MARK209 is based out of White House, TN just north of Nashville, but all four members live in different states. The group takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville that leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium. MARK209 entertains audiences all across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular holiday show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.”
PHOTO CUTLINE #1: Photo courtesy of April Potter Agency (Left to right: Jym Howe, Jimmy Reno, Nathaniel Justice, Ray Woconish of MARK209 at Nashville Rescue Mission.)
NASHVILLE, TN – April Potter Holleman, President of April Potter Agency proudly announces that APA will be representing all Gospel, Christian and Inspirational dates on Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and all Gatlin entities including Larry Gatlin, Steve Gatlin and Rudy Gatlin solo dates and the Gatlin Brothers (Steve and Rudy) dates effective immediately.
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers grew up singing gospel music and have been performing for audiences for more than 60 years. They have played such venues as AT&T Stadium, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Rose Bowl, Ryman Auditorium, Yankee Stadium as well as the National Cathedral (Washington D.C.), Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, California) and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale, FL) among others. They have also been featured on Gaylord Opryland’s ‘A Country Christmas’ as well as Opry Country Classics.
Throughout their mainstream traditional country success, including Grammy awards and celebrating their 40th Anniversary as members of the Grand Ole Opry, they encounter their share of trials and hardships but have always held on to their faith. Larry shares, “As the brothers begin their 61st year singing together, we are looking forward to the next adventure. We are grateful to God for our fabulous run and we can’t wait to see what else He has in store.” April adds, “We are humbled and honored to be working with such a world-wide name such as the Gatlin Brothers and we can’t wait to see how God is going to use them and their testimonies everywhere they go.”
For more information regarding hosting Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers or any Gatlin entities at your church or event, contact the April Potter Agency at 615-479-0954 or visit our website at www.apotteragency.com. For more information regarding Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, visit their website at www.gatlinbrothers.com.