The Chuck Wagon Gang's No Depression in Heaven: The Gospel Songs of the Carter Family is nominated for GMA Dove Award's Bluegrass Album Of The Year. On this album, the group honors The Carter Family's storied career, carrying on the American roots tradition of singing songs from the heart and telling stories of life's struggles and what people turn to to get through them. With empathy, this music recognizes the human condition.
"It's been such an honor to be part of this tribute to the Carter Family and we are thrilled and excited at its Dove Award Nomination," says Shaye Smith, alto singer. "The entire team worked so hard to produce a tremendous project, which from its inception has really been a blessing to many folks."
The GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30.
About the Chuck Wagon Gang
Although the Chuck Wagon Gang has been around since 1936 - undergoing many personnel changes over the years - its sound and devotion to old-fashioned gospel has remained much the same. Their greatest significance is that the band provides an important link between country music and traditional sacred songs of the South. This music, has moved Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, and generations of gospel singers and open-eared listeners. For more than 80 years, the Chuck Wagon Gang has offered hope and harmony, faith and family. Now in its third generation, the Chuck Wagon Gang features alto singer Shaye Smith, tenor singer Stan Hill, soprano singer Melissa Kemper and guitarist and bass singer Karl Smakula.