• On This Day #31 – The Churchmen

    On This Day …………. June 8, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of The Churchmen, a bluegrass Gospel band based in Collinsville, Virginia. The original members of The Churchmen were Freddy Rakes (banjo), Keith Clark (guitar), Jeff Mills (bass) and

  • The Churchmen release new CD

    Bluegrass Gospel favorites, The Churchmen, have released their brand new album, Mercy Road, on Mountain Fever Records. After a hiatus extending to five years the CD is the quartet’s debut for the label. The first single from the album, Bread and Water,

  • New single from The Churchmen

    Mountain Fever has released a debut single from their first project with The Churchmen, Mercy River. The song is Bread and Water, written by the band's newest member, Carroll Arn, who had written a number of songs for The Churchmen before

  • Carroll Arnn to The Churchmen

    The Churchmen have announced that Freddy Rakes, their long time banjo picker, is moving on. After 23 years with the group, Rakes wants to slow down a bit and do shows with his kinfolk in The Rakes Family, a bluegrass Gospel

  • Glenn Waller to The Churchmen

    Popular Gospel troubadours The Churchmen have brought SW Virginian Glenn Waller aboard as their new guitarist and lead singer. Glenn has been playing bluegrass since his early teens, and has spent time with a number of regional groups as well

  • Two new Pinecastle projects

    Pinecastle Records has announced the fall release of two new recorded projects, for The Churchmen and Beth Stevens. Both show a street date of October 14, but it is likely that these new CDs will be available from the artists

  • Tim Smith joins The Churchmen

    Bluegrass Gospel favorites, The Churchmen, recently welcomed fiddler Tim Smith to the band. Tim is a veteran bluegrass musician, having served as a member of The Bluegrass Cardinals. He has 1st place trophies from both Galax and Union Grove, and recording

  • Bluegrass in the Dove Awards

    The Gospel Music Association announced yesterday their nominees for this year's Dove Awards. The awards do include two bluegrass categories for Song of the Year and Album of Year. Here are this year's bluegrass nominees. BLUEGRASS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR (Song,

  • David Guthrie joins The Churchmen

    Bluegrass Gospel favorites The Churchmen have announced the addition of guitarist/vocalist David Guthrie to their lineup. David had been a member of Lorraine Jordan and The Carolina Road Band, and has a solo Gospel CD of his own, Man Of