Arden, North Carolina (November 17, 2023) — When the newest lineup of Horizon Records’ The Inspirations released their first studio album together last spring, lead singer Roland Kesterson was quick to note that “we don’t do what everyone else does. We have tried to pioneer a new way by paying tribute to our old way.” In the case of A Pioneer Legacy, that meant a preponderance of old favorites, as the latest version of the Southern Gospel stalwarts acknowledged the tradition in which they were taking their place. That salute continued with this April’s Ageless Treasures and the powerful September release, The Inspirations Reunion LIVE.
Now the quartet — which just took home honors from the Singing News Fan Awards for A Pioneer Legacy (Favorite Album), tenor Isaac Moore (Favorite Young Artist) and Favorite Artist — face the future with a confidence born of solid faith and an abundance of talent, as they release “Come To The Well,” the first single from their forthcoming, all new 2024 album, The Legacy Continues. Infusing the classic sound of The Inspirations as it has been refined for nearly 60 years with the youthful spirit and energy of Kesterson, Moore, Wyatt Austin (bass, and the recipient of the Singing News’ Favorite Young Artist award in 2022) and Luke Vaught (baritone), “Come To The Well” more than fulfills the promise of the album’s title.
“We are always looking for great songs,” notes Kesterson, “And we love to go back to writers who have written great songs for the group in the past. Ronnie Hinson is one of those writers, having written the group’s mega-hit, ‘God Is Still On The Throne’ and others. When Ronnie brought us this song, we were all very excited. Wyatt told Ronnie he wanted a song that featured him, much like the song we sing, ‘He Made A Way’ — and Bro. Hinson delivered!
“The song tells about the woman who came to the well and met the Master who can give living water so that we never thirst again. The gospel is presented perfectly, we feel, in this brand new song that has that same old sound that we love so much. We hope you enjoy ‘Come To The Well’!”
Listen to “Come To The Well” HERE.
About The Inspirations
The Inspirations first formed in 1964 in Bryson City, North Carolina and became full time in 1969 after hosting their first “Singing In The Smokies” event. With a number of hit songs through the 1970s, the group rose to national attention and joined the Gospel Singing Jubilee Television program. In January of 1970, they secured their first #1 song on the Singing News Chart, “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” marking just the beginning of their chart-topping success. In November of 1973, The Inspirations held the #1 spot for 12 months with “Touring That City.” It was followed with the success of “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More” in 1974 and “Jesus Is Mine” in 1976. In 2001, The Inspirations recorded their first album with Horizon Records, titled Pure Vintage. The album’s first song, “I’ll Not Turn My Back On Him Now,” returned the group to the top of the Singing News chart after 26 years. It was followed with more #1 tracks with “I Have Not Forgotten” and “If You Only Knew.” The Inspirations are Roland Kesterson, Luke Vaught, Wyatt Austin and Isaac Moore.
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