Jay is currently working on a new CD called “Old Favorites” and will be going to Tennessee to record it in February 2011. It will include some of the old hymns set to country music as well as several personal favorites that Jay has sung through the years such as “God on the Mountain”, “Stroll Over Heaven with You”, “Who Am I” by Rusty Goodman and “God’s Been Good to Me.” Jay will also be re-recording an original song for this project called, “You Don’t Have to Prove that You’re the Savior.” It should be available at concerts or from this website by April 2011.
Yes, I realize that Christmas is still 2 months away … and I hate it when the retail stores begin promoting Christmas sales before Thanksgiving is even over. But it’s not too soon to plan for a Christmas program at your church … as a matter of fact, there’s not much time left.
As a pastor, I often found it frustrating to plan Christmas programs or parties for the church. To whom do you turn to find Christmas entertainment? Most of the people I know in Gospel music have a very limited repertoire of Christmas songs.
And as a Gospel singer, I realize that there are very few places to perform my regular songs during the Christmas season.
So God has laid it on my heart to put together a whole evening concert of Christmas music. It’s a wonderful variety of music ranging from Southern Gospel songs like “Mary Was the First One to Carry the Gospel” to traditional standards like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Silent Night” or “Away in a Manger”. I will also perform some old favorites including a song I wrote with my granddaughter, Rachel, called “Christmas in the Country.” It’s a whole evening of Christmas entertainment with a Country Gospel flair and an emphasis on the Reason for the Season … the Lord Jesus Christ!
It would be perfect for any regular church service or for a special evening event any night of the week. Call me soon to reserve a date … there are only a limited number open for the Christmas season.
Jay is currently in the studio recording another CD which will have a summer 2009 release. The title song, I Have a Bridge, and 11 more great gospel songs will be included in this new project. Jay will continue with his “country flavor” of gospel music but has also included some “not so country” songs on this album. A few of the songs are recorded using a full orchestra sound with a heavy emphasis on strings, and one song features a smooth saxaphone. Check back on the website for more details as the CD release gets closer.
Jay’s most recent CD, HEADED UP HEAVEN’S HIGHWAY, is scheduled for an April 2009 release. You can order it online for $15 plus $3 shipping and handling. Simply click on the contact page and let us know how many CDs you want and where to send them. Check out the other CDs available on the “Gospel Music CD” link.
Thanks for your continued support of this ministry … JAY
Please note the changes in the schedule. Friday evening, September 19th, the concert venue has been changed from Jacob’s Well Fellowship to Lydia’s Closet in the Old Agway building in the Village of Cambridge, NY