Hendersonville, TN (June 17th, 2016) – On the heels of an unparalleled debut year, Daywind recording artist, the Jim Brady Trio, is pleased to announce the addition of Layke Jones to the award-winning group.
Layke comes to the Jim Brady Trio amid high recommendations from some of the industry’s finest, as well as a sparkling resume of achievements and accolades. A graduate of Anderson University, Layke hails from central Indiana where he’s been heavily involved in professional vocal work. In addition to spending several years as a singer at Cedar Fair’s Kings Island in Mason Ohio, he is also a highly sought after studio vocalist, having recorded vocals for artists such as Sandi Patty and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Recently, he was a guest vocalist on a project with the GRAMMY award winning Gaither Vocal Band, as well as a featured vocalist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, where he performed alongside noted Christian musicians Jay and Amy Rouse. When not lending his vocals in the studio, the 22-year-old stays busy as a trombonist, a choreographer for a number of local schools in the Indiana/Ohio area, a vocal coach and a worship leader.
“I have been watching Layke Jones develop as an artist for a few years now as a student at Anderson University, and I believe there is something very special about him,” shares Bill Gaither. “His voice and his spirit are equally excellent additions to this fine trio; spearheaded by my good friends Jim and Melissa Brady. The future is bright for the Jim Brady Trio.”
Jim Brady adds, “It’s not every day a voice like this comes along! Layke is an exceptionally talented young man with a deep passion for this music, and we’re thrilled to have him as part of our team!”
The Jim Brady Trio has celebrated a whirlwind of events since their formation in January of 2015; ranging from a acclaimed debut record, A New Chapter, success at Southern Gospel radio and winning three Absolutely Gospel Music Awards earlier this year including Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The trio looks forward to a bright future with Layke, including a new project coming soon.