Tag: The Lewis Family

SEBA honor for Little Roy

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Little Roy Award

This report was shared by C.S. “Charlie” Robinson of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association. On the occasion of his 70th birthday at a performance on Friday (2/24) in Foley, AL, the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA) honored Little Roy Lewis with the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Little […]

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Lewis Family lays it down

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The news (here and here) this morning out of Georgia is that the First Family of Bluegrass has decided to call it quits. The Lewis Family has been playing Bluegrass and Gospel music for over half a century, but with family members aging and some […]

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Easter and Lewis families take Dove Awards

| April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jeff & Shari Easter, the Lewis Family and the Easter Brothers were the proud winners of both Dove Awards in the bluegrass category at a ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, on Thursday evening (4/23). They took the honors with They’re Holding […]

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James Roy “Pop” Lewis Memorial Highway

| September 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

James Roy “Pop” Lewis passed away in 2004. The founder of bluegrass gospel group The Lewis Family, was 98 at the time. He is now being honored in his home town, as the road his family lived on has been renamed as a memorial to […]

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Dove Award nominees announced

| February 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Dove Awards, and their bluegrass categories are chock full of familiar names. The awards will be announced at the 39th Annual Dove Awards on April 23 in Nashville, TN. The Bluegrass Recorded Song of […]

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We Are Family preview video

| January 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

We Are Family, a DVD/CD joint release from The Easter Brothers, Jeff & Sheri Easter and The Lewis Family, is due for release on February 26. It was filmed in Mt. Airy, NC during Mayberry Days last September. A studio version of the project will […]

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Lewis Family video shoot

| August 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Lewis Family is planning a family reunion on video – live concert video that is. The Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC will be the scene for two days of live concerts September 28-29 featuring The Lewis Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and […]

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Wallace Lewis remembered online

| June 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week we shared the sad news about the passing of Wallace Lewis, an original member of the storied Lewis Family. The family has posted a lovely remembrance page on their official web site, which includes the text of the eulogy delivered at his funeral, […]

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Wallace Lewis passes

| May 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

Wallace Lewis, one of the founders of bluegrass Gospel’s most enduring stage show, The Lewis Family, passed away yesterday afternoon (5/16). He was 78 years old. He performed with brother Talmadge and Esley as The Lewis Brothers in the 1940s, occasionally including their youngest brother, […]

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Lewis Family favorites – Handpicked

| May 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Lewis Family have a new compilation project due for release this month on Daywind Records. The CD is entitled Handpicked, and includes their very favorite tracks from previous releases, fourteen in all. The CD booklet also features comments about each song, and why it […]

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