Resting Place Records

Ricky Atkinson

Ricky AtkinsonRicky was saved at the age of seven at Faith Baptist Church, where his dad was pastor, in Bishopville, SC. Ricky started singing with family as a young man and continued through the teen years. In 1987, he began his career in music by playing piano for a Lance Carpenter trio called The Campmeeting Trio, as they traveled and playing in many camp meetings across the south. In 1988, he started singing lead with his first group, The Camp meeting Boys. In 1991, he formed a male trio called Kindred Spirit. Ricky sang solo for two years from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, he joined the Wilburns from Carthage, TN. In 1999, Ricky returned to south Georgia to form Ricky Atkinson and Compassion. Ricky is most noted for being one of Gospel music’s top songwriters. Seven # 1 songs, over 20 top 10s, and numerous top 20 songs. SGMAWARDSs Favorite Male Vocalist in 2008 and 2010. Nominated 15 times for SGMs Songwriter of the Year.

RickyAtkinson.com


The Ancormen



If your looking for four-part Quartet harmony delivered with sincerity and experience you need to look no further than the ANCHORMEN, a group of young men based in Goldsboro, NC. The dedication they have demonstrated has been evident over the years, and strengthened with feedback from their performances. A few words they have been identified with are “electrifying”, “energetic”, “great quartet harmony”, and best of all, ” such fine, dedicated young men”.

Year after year, God continues to use this talented team to bless and encourage, while bringing hope to the lost, and a smile to the face of Christians everywhere.

The ANCHORMEN travel across America performing 200 dates per year in all varieties of major events from Churches, Concert Halls, Cruises, Arenas, Festivals, Fairs, Theme Parks as well as many International venues.

The ANCHORMEN are exclusively represented by:
BSA/BECKIE SIMMONS AGENCY, Nashville, TN
615-575-7500
Fax 615-595-7500
www.BSAworld.com


TheAnchormen.com


The Dixie Echoes

For over 45 years, The Dixie Echoes have been delivering the good news of the Gospel through their spiritually uplifting musical ministry. Although considered to be one of the pioneer Gospel groups, the Dixie Echoes have maintained a refreshing vocal style, and a diverse selection of songs that appeal to audiences of all ages. This captivating group offers hope and inspiration as they share the message of God and His love for all people during each invigorating performance. Recently, they were honored in a Singing News report for being one of the top 10 groups in America to have consistently recorded top 40 songs during a 20-year period.


DixieEchoes.com


Chronicle

Chronicle is from Denham Springs, Louisiana. We are so thankful to God that we have had the opportunity to sing and minister across the southern United States. Group members are Tim Kinchen and Missy Kinchen. Chronicle will bring great southern and country gospel music along with praise and worship to it’s audiences. We also share God’s word, when given the opportunity,
following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We use tracks along with saxophone and acoustic guitar.

It is such a privilege and honor for us to work with our producer Ricky Atkinson and Resting Place Music. This partnership along with much prayer has allowed our music to be shared across the airways at radio, we are so thankful to God for this.

www.ChronicleGospelGroup.com


The Steeles

The Steeles currently consist of Sherry Steele, Dr. Jeff R. Steele and Matthew Thompson. The Steeles are no strangers to Gospel Music. Jeff is a conference speaker, a songwriter, author and singer. He has written or CO-written 17 Number One songs in Christian Music. He also has FOUR BMI Gold medals for BMI Southern Gospel Songs of the Year. He is a Nashville Music Award Winner and a multi time Dove Award Nominee. He has had songs recorded by virtually every group in Gospel Music.

For many years now Sherry has been one of Gospel Music’s favorite voices. People love her gentle spirit and the concern with which she treats the problems of others. Her song with The Steeles called In My Eyes has become a staple of churches for Mothers Day, Baby Dedications and weddings.

Matthew Thompson is not new to Gospel Music. He was raised in a home filled with singing. His brother, Landon was a member of the group Testify and they grew up with a family of singers! He and his wife Ashley make their home in White Oak Mississippi.

www.JeffRSteele.com


The McMillians

The McMillans are a full time music ministry and have been blessed to be able to minister together for over 20 years as a family singing Gospel music. In that time, they have shared the stage with folks like Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Mark Lowry, Gold City, The Annie Moses Band, The Nelons, The Kingsmen, The Isaacs, The Hoppers and many others. David and Susie have raised their four children to know, love and serve their Lord. Currently, their oldest daughter, Jessica, is traveling and ministering with them.

www.TheMcMillansMusic.com


Covenant

Covenant is a central NC based southern gospel/praise music trio. The group has undergone a recent transformation that actually merged two of the local groups, “Soul Purpose” and “Simeon’s Promise”. The group consists of members, Tony Deaton (manager) of Asheboro, Tonja Robbins of New London, and Teri Moss of Browns Summit.Tony and Teri have both written some of the music that the group sings and they do many cover songs that are popular in the genre as well.

ww.CovenantGospelMusic.com


Brandon Hughes

Brandon Hughes is a 21 year old young man,and has been singing since he was 5.He will graduate college this December and will continue to minister thru song. Brandons biggest musical influences have been: Ricky Atkinson, Jay Parrack, Michael English, and Michael Sweet… to name a few. He attends Terrell Baptist Church in Sumner, GA, where his Dad is pastor. Brandon would love to sing at your next concert, homecoming, senior event or revival and campmeeting.

www.BHughesMusic.com


The Millers

The Millers

The rich heritage and unique sound of Gospel Music can often be traced back to the smooth harmonies possessed by musical families who have continually passed down this tradition from generation to generation. Such is the case with Randy Miller, Becky Miller, Randy Simpson, and Renee Settles.

Each of them learned family harmony very early in life, singing in churches and traveling with their families. These family and friends share a rich musical heritage, and it’s most obvious that this heritage goes on and is alive and well still today, and, fortunately for Gospel Music lovers, continues in a new form, with The Millers. This dynamic gospel group presents exciting fresh music (both new and traditional) that appeals to all ages and musical styles.
www.millermusicgroup.org


The Wine Family


Based out of Lake Wales, Florida, The Wine Family’s beginnings can be traced to a Valentine’s banquet. Fifteen minutes was the given time. Four songs were planned. Three very nervous people stood to sing for the first time. And while that night won’t go down in history as being perfect, God had a plan.

Now four years later, the family is still singing and the Lord is blessing. With a busy schedule, three projects recorded, and now a single to radio, it would be easy to become sidetracked. This family however, has stayed true to their calling through it all.

The Wine Family’s desire has and always will be, to share the love of Christ.

TheWineFamily.com


Elizabeth Stamper

In Kentucky, there stands a small house with a rickety back porch that was home to countless Gospel concerts. The fact that there was never an audience didn’t matter,and Elizabeth recalls that singing on the back porch with her sister and best friend is one of the happiest memories of her childhood. Elizabeth freely admits that while she cut her teeth listening to Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston, it was Southern Gospel artists who actually made her feel that the lyrics they were singing were more than just beautiful poems with melodies. “I’m still a total geek and huge fan of the ladies I grew up trying to emulate. Kelly Nelon, Janet Pascal, Kim Greene Hopper, and Karen Peck were not only impressive vocalists , but I thought they were class acts all the way around. I always wanted to be just like them!”
Elizabeth feels blessed to have sung and written gospel music for thirty years. “I wouldn’t have dreamed that I would ever have the chance to do a solo album. I certainly wouldn’t have dreamed that some of my musical influences and best friends would end up singing on that album with me! Just goes to show you that Godis dreaming right there beside you the whole time. Dream big friends. Dream big.”

www.ElizabethSoulGrass.com/


Victoria Bowlin

Victoria Bowlin
Based out of Wilkesboro, NC, Victoria is a powerful singer and songwriter that grew up in Southern Gospel music. Victoria sings and travels full-time with her family, The Shireys. She writes and arranges most of The Shireys’ music as well. She made her first appearance on stage at only a few weeks old and took the microphone at three years old. Strong vocal abilities and harmonies are a God given talent that started in her at a young age. At eleven years old, Victoria took the place of her uncle in her family’s group and began singing the third part full-time. Her songwriting started picking up around that time, and her first five original songs were recorded at only fifteen years old. Since then, many of her songs have been recorded, and she’s had numerous nominations and awards for not only her songwriting, but her singing as well. People all across the U.S. have fallen in love with Victoria’s singing and songwriting. Most importantly, her love for God and special anointing that He has placed on her life, shines through in her day to day life.

www.VictoriaShireyMinistries.com


Roger Duncan

Roger Duncan

Roger Duncan II is an Associate Pastor at the First Free Will Baptist Church. He began his ministry at the church in 1998 as the Church Administrator and answered the call to preach on December 1, 2002. He assists with preaching and visitation as needed, and he serves as the School Administrator at Seffner Christian Academy.

Roger is a tremendous singer and songwriter and publisher as a part of his
ministry to the church, he loves to write songs, travel and sing the
gospel, with his church and campmeeting based group, as well as solo dates.

www.TampaFreewill.com


The Hattons

The Hattons
The Hattons enjoy sowing the good seed of the Word of God across America, but GOD ALWAYS gives the increase. (I Corinthians 3:6) He alone is worthy of all the glory and praise!We am so thankful for His touch and His message that has burned into our hearts since the day He called us,to proclaim His Inspired, Inerrant, and Incorruptible Word!
www.candlestickministries.org


Royal City

Royal CityRoyal City Family Ministries began in September of 1996 under the ownership and management of Wade Shirah. Throughout the years, the members have changed but the desires and goals are still the same. First and foremost is the desire to glorify God in all that is said or done ­ on and off stage ­ publicly and privately. They do not wish to simply entertain folks with their music but desire instead to see souls saved as well as to minister to the saved through song and testimony. Whether it be to uplift a discouraged heart or to encourage someone to keep pressing on ­ they want only to minister.

Royal City believes that their witness and testimony does not end when they step out from behind their mics or when they aren’t in concert. When they are not singing somewhere, each member attends church and is actively involved in their home church.

www.RoyalCityOnline.com


Logan Smith

Logan SmithLogan Smith started at a very young age watching the Gaither Homecoming Videos and that’s where the story begins! The person that stood out in his life was the one and only, Vestal Goodman. At the age of three he would stand in his room with a pencil as a microphone and one of his dad’s handkerchiefs singing his heart out to one of the Happy Goodman’s songs, such as "I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now!"

At the age of 7 Logan was asked to sing at a senior’s dinner at his grandparent’s church.
Logan refused at first, and finally got the courage to do it. That night he took the stage, and brought the house down with some Goodman favorites. That is when he finally came out of his shell. He started getting booked for churches and other venues, and it hasn’t slowed down since.

Since that night, Logan has accomplished what it seems like it takes others a lifetime to accomplish. Logan recorded his fist CD, "The Journey Begins", at the age of 10. His second CD, "Just Any Day Now", was released at the age of 11, "Satisfied" his third CD at the age of 12 with Jeff & Sheri Easter doing background vocals and now, his latest release "Child of the King" at the age of 15.



Damascus Ridge

Damascus Ridge is a bluegrass gospel band based in central North Carolina. The band formed in 2008 and has played engagements at local churches, festivals and other functions. Damacus Ridge has been honored to share their music with many new friends in numerous places in the past couple of years. With a goal to spread the word of Christ through song into the hearts of many, they’ve had the privilege to perform at many churches and organizations.

DamascusRidge.com


The Marksmen Quartet

The Marksmen Quartet come highly recommended by many artist, promoters and professionals in the field of Bluegrass Gospel as well as Country and Southern Gospel. Endorsed by recognizable names such as Wendy Bagwell and Eldridge Fox among many others. The Marksmen also come highly recommended by Many well known Pastors and Camp Moderators such as Dr. Sammy Allen at Concord Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Camp. Check here often as we will be adding quoted endorsements from many individuals in various fields of ministry…The Marksmen Quartet – Forty years of marking a new path in gospel music By Randall Franks If there were one group from whom many performers in Southern Gospel, Bluegrass and Country Gospel music learned about singing and the way to excite an audience it would be from The Marksmen Quartet. The dean of that group is the talented Dr. Earle Wheeler.

www.MarkesmenQuartet.com


Great Day

Great DayGreat Day is a gospel music ministry dedicated to serving the Lord and spreading the Word of God through song. Great Day is a Family ministry made up of husband and wife Bill & Brenda Ferguson and daughters Lisa Ann, Sara Lynn, and son Steven. Based in Central Florida, Great Day was called into the ministry in 2005 and has been ministering throughout Florida for the past 7 years. Great Day provides a wide range of music, from old quartet standards, to fresh new arrangements from some of gospel music’s most prolific writers. In 2011 Great Day experienced a year of growth and great blessings and the ministry is expanding. Knowing God has truly blessed Great Day with a clear vision to serve Him they look forward to the future and are humbly approaching what God has planned for them.

GreatDay.com


Ricky Atkinson & Compassion

Ricky Atkinson and Compassion
Ricky Atkinson and Compassion is a South Georgia based gospel music trio. From a small town called Sylvester in the southwest corner of the state, they travel all over the country taking the good news of Jesus to the world. The goal of the group is to bring the lost to salvation, but the focus of the group is to uplift and encourage the church of today. The testimony, music, lyrics, attitude, and delivery of this group is real. The only desire they have is to carry these great words in song to all who will receive its great message.

RickyAtkinson.com



Tony Gore

Tony Gore & Majesty

Tony Gore is definitely a household name in the southern gospel music industry. His multi-nominated trio charting many #1 songs and numerous top ten songs in the industry charts over years of ministry. Tony still travels with the group for select dates, as well as ministering solo across the country…


TonyGore.com


The Unity Quartet

Great Day
Unity Quartet was formed in 2001 at New Prospect Church in Pembroke, North
Carolina. In 2010, Unity had the number 3 song in the Nation, "Livin’ In The Light of God". Unity Quartet has performed at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Branson, Missouri, and toured with the Dove Brothers in the "Family, Prayer and Friends Tour". The group recently reformed and travels the country sharing their talents and their love of God wherever they can.

UnityQuartet-Pembroke.com


Ricky Atkinson & Compassion

er in the southwest corner of the state, they travel all over the country taking the good news of Jesus to the world. The goal of the group is to bring the lost to salvation, but the focus of the group is to uplift and encourage the church of today. The testimony, music, lyrics, attitude, and delivery of this group is real. The only desire they have is to carry these great words in song to all who will receive its great message.

RickyAtkinson.com