From the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to the west coast and all points in between, America is being treated to a special blend of gospel music by The Easter Brothers. The reputation of the Easter Brothers as inspired songwriters of gifted material grew daily, and they became known as some of the most prolific tunesmith’s in the gospel music profession. Many of their songs were recorded by other groups and have become standards. Among them are “Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me,” “The Darkest Hour,” “They’re Holding Up The Ladder,” “He’s The Rock I’m Leaning On,” “Help Me Stand Lord,” “Jesus, You’ve Just Made My Day,” “Heart That Will Never Break Again,” “Please Don’t Tell My Daddy,” “Hand Me Downs” – all just a few of the hundreds of songs penned by the three brothers. Their songs will live on in the hearts and minds of gospel music lovers for many generations to come.
Since the inception of the Easter Brothers over 60 years ago, their music and sound has carried a viable commercial appeal. They have recorded throughout the years for various major record labels, beginning with King Records, a major country label during the 60s, and later processing to QCA and their own Commandment label.
While the bluegrass gospel sound has carried the Easter Brothers throughout the span of their career, they have never confined themselves to just one style of gospel music. Without losing the identity and integrity of their music, the Easter Brothers have broadened their sound to include southern and country gospel. The commercial recording sound of the three brothers has been noticed in other musical circles for a long time. When they were offered a very lucrative contract to leave gospel music and sing only “love songs”, they politely declined, telling the label executive that they were already singing the greatest love song in the world! In 1979, the demand for the Easter Brothers became so great that they had to give up their day to day jobs and devote their entire attention to music. All throughout their career, they have appeared on a variety of different broadcast television events. The PTL Club, Huff Cook, Leonard Repass, Camp Meetin’ USA, Sing Out America, Great American Gospel, Bluegrass Road, and Top of the Morning are just a few national and international television shows the Easter Brothers have been a part of.
To listen to the Easter Brothers is a joyous occasion. One can feel the Holy Spirit moving in a meaningful way through these men. Their daily lives, the way they conduct their business affairs, the people they meet and talk are all indicative of how much sincerity goes into their own testimony. They are humble men, with a true beauty in that humility, who believe in treating each day as a gift from God to be a witness to those they meet about a better way of life.
(Excerpts in an article printed from the Singing News Magazine)