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PIQUA — Gospel family group The Talleys is coming to Piqua Christian Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The east Tennessee family’s style of progressive southern gospel has kept them at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the “Talley” sound are their arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals.


The Talleys’ said their top priority in concert is to lift up Christ in their music while presenting the message with class and excellence.


They have had 10 number one singles, with two streaks of consecutive chart-toppers. Their most awarded songs include the hits: Searchin’ – The Healer – I Love The Lord – The Answer Is Christ – Jesus Saves – His Life For Mine – The Debt – The Broken Ones – That’s Enough – Life Goes on.


In addition to these, they received accolades for their hits “My Hope Is In The Lord,” “Mountain Mover,” “Orphans Of God, “ “Testify,” “He’s Alive, “ and “Applause.” Their songs and recordings have received awards and nominations from the Dove Awards, Singing News Fan Awards, the Southern Gospel Music Guild Harmony Honors, the BMI Awards and SGN Music Awards. Each member of the Talleys has received individual honors for their work.


The Talleys perform more than 100 concerts per year and their travels have taken them all over the world. Overseas tours have brought them to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. They have performed on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos, as well as graced the American stages at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. They have also been featured in as guests on the Billy Graham Crusade and have appeared on television with Pastor John Hagee, Dr. Charles Stanley and Oral Roberts Ministries.


Roger, Debra, and Lauren Talley are involved in many endeavors individually and keep a busy traveling and recording schedule, but they said they are focused on one goal: sharing the message of Christ. Whether in a church sanctuary, on a concert stage or around the dinner table, their focus is God and family.


They will be joined by the group 64 to Grayson. Already having scuffs on their boots from all up and down the East and Central time zones, 64 to Grayson is geared toward an array of all ages and backgrounds, and said they pull from the styles of Alabama, Luke Bryan and Randy Travis.


The bands six-foot-three lead singer, Zack Shelton of Zanesville, Ohio, has been at the calling of music since a young age. Being the son of gospel musician Thomas Shelton, Zack gets his passion for music from the family tree and has had the opportunity to play sows with artists such as Josh Turner, Emerson Drive, and the Gaither Vocal Band. Zack recently graduated from Kentucky Christian University.


Teaming with Zack to form 64 to Grayson are cohorts Craig Cunningham, Tyler Corn, and Krista Solars.


The band name 64 to Grayson came from more of recognition than a suggestion. They realized that each of them had diverse backgrounds and grew up listening to and performing greatly varying styles of music, but each ended up meeting in the same place. That place was Grayson, Ky. along interstate 64. They are releasing a new album “The Next Chapter” in February.


For more information on the groups, visit thetalleys.com or 64tograyson.com.


Piqua Christian Church is located at 3969 W. State Route 185, Piqua. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be bought at Grace Christian Bookstore or iTickets.com. Call 937-773-5364 for more information.

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