This Saturday, Jeff and Sheri Easter will bring their music ministry to Mount Airy High School at 7 p.m. in a special concert.
Two-time Grammy nominees Jeff and Sheri Easter have a musical legacy that reaches out from Southern musical sounds of Appalachia Mountains of North Carolina and the Piedmont of Georgia within them. Jeff is the son of James, one of Mount Airy’s Easter Brothers, and Sheri, the daughter of Polly from the three-time music hall of fame inductee The Lewis Family.
“Jeff and I both appreciate the heritage of gospel music we have in our respective families, and we choose to honor that legacy,” Sheri said.
One of Sheri’s latest projects – the book “Hear My Heart,” is a reflection of her life as a mother, daughter, wife, and friend as she shares journal entries, stories, quotes and blogs to inspire readers.
After a battle with breast cancer in 2008, Easter is now even more passionate about the hope her music offers.
Last October, the Easters embarked on a campaign of “Paint Your Town Pink” creating awareness for breast cancer in each of the cities they toured during the month, making a stop at the Grand Ole Opry for Opry Goes Pink to raise funds for Women Rock for the Cure along with Martina McBride, Robin Roberts, Ronnie Milsap and others. The Easters said they look forward to repeating the tour this October.
The group has won two Grammy nominations, six GMA Dove Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, seven AGM Ovation Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards.
The Easters performances include the contributions of their three children, Madison, Morgan and Maura Easter; daughter-in-law, Shannon; and drummer, Landan Smith, as they share a love of Jesus through their music and uplifting experiences of life on stage. The Easter children each add dimensions to the show — vocally, musically and even with uplifting comedy.
Their latest CD “ Eyes Wide Open” from Spring Hill Records, is available from iTunes and retail stores.
Tickets are $15. For more information, call (706) 359-1997. For more information, visit http://www.easterbrothers.com or www.jeffandsherieaster.com.