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In our podcast, we dive deep into the stories that you won't hear anywhere else behind the music that you love.

 

Join us as we share from our over 80 years of combined experience in the Christian music industry and our genuine love for the stories that define us.

To many of us, the Holocaust is something we read about in history books.  But the story hits much closer to home for Lily Isaacs, matriarch of the family award-winning bluegrass Southern gospel group, The Isaacs.

Her parents survived the Nazi concentration camps of World War II and came to America as immigrants when she was only two years old. If you wonder how a poor Jewish girl growing up in the Bronx became a born-again Christian and a beloved member of the Grand Ole Opry, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. 

Her journey was unlikely. Her faith is unwavering, and her story is worth hearing. 

Our conversation with Lily Isaacs is also available for viewing on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/cdiTlR48eXQ

A special new Mother’s Day episode you won’t want to miss. It features two conversations with two amazing ladies who share one thing in common.  They both raised
sons with a deep love for Christian music and a passion for stories. 

Sit back and listen as Dusty and Dave ask questions of each other's mothers.
 
Experience a rollercoaster of emotions as you laugh, cry, and reminisce
with our mothers. We hope this journey will inspire you to share your own
cherished stories with your loved ones.

Dave and Dusty sit down for a conversation with Crossroads recording artist Lauren Talley, one of Christian music's most dynamic talents who continues to inspire
generations of people to serve the Lord.

Listen is as we talk about favorite songs, the stories behind them, and
advice for aspiring artists.

You can also catch the unedited interview on video. Check out our brand-new
YouTube Channel -  https://youtu.be/GelCt1YvQqw

Dave and Dusty sit down with Sue C. Smith, one of Christian Music’s most prolific songwriters. Maybe you’ve heard Avalon’s rendition of Everything to Me or any one of her numerous southern gospel songs that continually find their way onto the charts. Or perhaps your Church choir has presented one of over a hundred Christmas and Easter Musicals Sue has helped write. Either way, her story is worth hearing.

Sue is also the founder of the Write About Jesus songwriting workshop which is widely considered one of the best conferences available.

In this interview, Sue shares everything from her first writing trip to Nashville in the 80s to stories about her great-grandchildren. YES, you read that right—great-grandchildren! This is an episode you won’t want to miss! 

Join Dusty and Dave for a captivating conversation with songwriter extraordinaire Geron Davis whose songs have impacted generations of worshipers. Geron, and his wife, Becky, are both pastors’ kids whohave a passion for worship in their DNA. Their forty plus years of creating music together has yielded a long list of worship songs including: Holy Ground,
In The Presence of Jehovah, Mercy Saw Me, Peace Speaker, Evermore, Holy Of
Holies, It Took A Lamb, I’m Gonna Make It, and many, many more. 
 
As you can imagine, with a seemingly endless list of artists who have recorded his songs, Geron has some pretty great stories to share as well. We invite you to take a listen. We think you'll be glad you did.

Josh Singletary's 20-year tenure in the recording industry as a solo artist and
vocalist/keyboardist with world-renowned, multi-award-winning Tribute Quartet has
garnered him worldwide recognition in the world of music, performance,
studio production, and music education. In addition to all those accolades, he also
happens to be one of the funniest people on the planet. 

Join us for an insightful conversation between three old friends with all the stories and
laughter you might expect. As you listen, you will also get a pretty good insight
into the heart of Josh Singletary. We promise, you’ll be glad you did.

Christian music artist Joseph Habedank is a two-time GRAMMY® nominated, three-time GMA Dove Award-winning, and six-time fan-voted Soloist of the Year. Joseph has a powerful testimony of recovery from drug addiction that has been featured on FoxNews.com's Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze.

While Joseph's story is well-documented, in this episode, we get to hear about the journey from the perspective of his wife Lindsay.  It's not only a story of God's grace but evidence of love and commitment that goes deeper than the music.

Traditional hymns vs. modern worship songs? Everybody has an opinion.
Join us for an unforgettable conversation with the guy who wrote the book
on worship essentials. His insights are sure to both surprise and challenge you.

Mike Harland is the former Director of Worship at Lifeway Christian Resources,
and has also served on the Board of Directors for GMA, the Advisory Board for CCLI,
and the Executive Board of the Church Music Publishers Association,
including serving as its President in 2014. 

He is also a Dove Award-winning songwriter and worship leader who draws
from a deep well of experience.

If you saw Emily Ann Roberts on Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice, you already know her
story is impressive and her talent is amazing. Add to that a faith that’s unshakable,
and you’ve got an interview you won’t soon forget.

If you are not a credit reader, the name Greg Nelson might not be a familiar one. But if you've ever listened to recordings by Sandi Patty, Steve Green or Larnelle Harris, Twila Paris, Michael Crawford, Richard Smallwood, or a host of others, you undoubtedly have been impacted by his skills as a record producer.If you’ve ever heard the song, People Need the Lord, you’re familiar with his songwriting. Grammy Awards, Dove Awards, BMI Awards… He's got them all. He’s also a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Join us for an insightful conversation with one of Christian Music's true game-changers.

 

This is an an episode unlike any we have shared to this point. Our special guests are our wives, LaVonne Wells and Cindi Clark. The four of us sat down together at a table for the first time and began to share the stories. Where it ended up was unplanned and certainly unscripted. 

It's a vulnerable, yet honest look behind the curtains of real life struggles and untold stories. But more than anything, it's the story of a God who is evident in our circumstances, who sent His only Son that we might experience what Christmas really is.

We want to thank some friends who allowed us to use their music in this special broadcast. The Nelons (It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas), Kevin Williams ( O Holy Night),  and Jim and Melissa Brady (That's What Christmas Is).

If you’ve ever heard Karen Peck sing with her group New River, you already know how amazing
she is on stage. Her story is even better. She would tell you she’s just a girl from
Dahlonega, Georgia, who loves Jesus.

While that’s true, it’s also worth noting that she was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2018. She was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2021. She served two terms (2009-2011) as the first woman president of the Southern Gospel Music Association. In 2012, she landed a role in a major film (Joyful Noise) that featured Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Later she had a role in the Pure Flix movie Redeemed. She has an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Toccoa Falls College. Karen is a co-host for the popular tv show Gospel Music USA. She serves on the Board of Directors for Abraham Productions.

Trust us when we say this is an episode you are not going to want to miss!

Phillips, Craig & Dean is one of Christian Music's all-time best-selling groups, with over 2 million records sold. And while Dan Dean's voice, featured on many of their hits, such as Mercy Came Running and Crucified with Christ, is familiar, much of his story has never been shared.\
 
He is a singer, songwriter, pastor, husband, father, and grandfather,
and new chapters are being added even now.


Pull up a chair and sit in on a conversation between Dan, Dave, and Dusty,
three old friends who share a passion for faith, family, and songs. You won't be disappointed. 

Bob Clark, in his role as chief recording engineer at the Benson Company beginning in the early 70s, recorded some of the most recognizable songs in Christian Music. Beginning with southern gospel artists like the Speers, Rambos, Kingsmen, and Hemphills, he was also there for the artists like Dallas Holm, Reba, Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty and Steve Green and Dino. 
This interview, his first ever, is one you’re not going to want to miss. 

Now in his fourth decade as a professional songwriter, Joel Lindsey has over 2000 recorded songs to his credit, including over 40 #1 songs, 21 Dove Awards, 9 BMI Awards, 2 ASCAP awards, 4 Platinum records, 7 Gold records, and 11 platinum videos by artist such as Anthony Evans, Selah, The Isaacs, Joseph Habedank, Sandi Patty, TaRanda, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Avalon, Gaither Vocal Band, Point of Grace, Mark Lowry, Charles Billingsley and many more. 

The song, Thinking About Home,  was recorded in the early 80s by the Talleys on their first album on Canaan Records.  The opening line, "A penny for your thoughts, he said to the old man," is often regarded as one of the best opening lines ever, and Debra Talley's unique ability to sing a story made it a fan favorite immediately.

Now, forty years later, Debra and songwriter Terry Toler, come together for their first-ever interview about the song that is still touching the hearts of listeners a generation later.

Yeah… His dad’s the Oak Ridge Boy with the beard and the hair. But his dad also raised some amazingly talented kids. The hardest part of this interview was knowing time wouldn’t allow us to share all of it in one episode. It feels like a sequel might be in the works down the road. Chris is honest, and vulnerable and shares an unwavering commitment to

“Play for the One who gave him the gift.”

Where else are you going to hear about Elvis, JD Sumner, and even Arthur Godfrey in one interview from someone with a connection to all of them? This is one of those interviews that goes way beyond just a story about Billy Blackwood. If you’ve ever listened to Gospel Music at all, it might be time to hear the story of how it began… from someone who knows first-hand.   

Known simply as “The Lady,” Reba Rambo has enjoyed a musical career most can only dream of, and is wiser for the journey. It turns out this Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter, poet, teacher, mother, and prayer warrior is also a pretty amazing storyteller. I think you’re going to like what you hear.

If you're wondering how two guys, born in different parts of the country, raised in completely opposite environments, spend their careers working in different parts of the music industry could possibly have enough in common to co-host a podcast with one focus... Have we got a story for you!

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