Photo: TOP L-R Jeff Collins (Crossroads Producer) Chris White (Crossroads Executive Officer) Vanessa Griggs, Jay Griggs (Endless Highway)
BOTTOM L-R Ally Griggs, Jason Griggs (Endless Highway) Greg Bentley (A&R Crossroads)
Skyland Records and Endless Highway Extend Relationship
Arden, NC (February 5, 2018) Skyland Records, a label of Crossroads Music is pleased to announce the extension of their relationship with Endless Highway. This family group from Trenton, TN has been making great inroads into the Southern Gospel industry over the past 18 months.
Jason Griggs of Endless Highway states, "We are honored to continue our relationship Crossroads Music and the Skyland Label. Chris White, Jeff Collins, Greg Bentley, and all of the Crossroads staff are seasoned professionals who represent Christ and Gospel Music with excellence. We are thrilled to unify our efforts for the building of the Kingdom.
Greg Bentley, A&R Associate for Crossroads adds, "This family continues to impress us, not only with their amazing talents vocally and musically but with their heart for ministry. This new album will solidify what we’ve seen in this group with radio and fans alike".
Endless Highway is currently working on their new Skyland Records release titled "East To West” which will come out this spring. Be watching for more information to come on this multi talented group.
The Joylanders Becomes Endless Highway.
Arden, N.C., August 15, 2017 – The Joylanders, an exciting artist on the Gospel Music scene announced this week that they have officially changed their name to Endless Highway. An energetic family group based in Trenton TN, they are looking towards the future in ways that will spread their ministry wider than ever before in hopes of reaching a broader audience.
Formed in 1971 as The Joylanders by Nell and Perry Wimberly along with their children, the ministry has spanned nearly 50 years. Still based around the formula of tight family harmonies, Endless Highway is building for the future.
Founding members Perry and Nell Wimberly share, “Names, heritage, & lineage are all very important as evidenced throughout the Bible. Nell and I began The Joylanders in 1971 and have ministered for 46 years under that name. God and His Word are unchanging, but the times and culture do change and progress. With that change, we realize that in order to reach a broader audience, the thrust and focus of our ministry needs to shift to the younger generations in our group. Our group name needs to change to reflect the zeal of our younger group members. As we pass the mantle on to Allison, Jay, Vanessa, and Jason, they will carry on our heritage as “Endless Highway.” Nell and I will continue to travel and sing with the group as long as our health allows, but the focus will shift to our 2nd and 3rd generation.
Undertaking an extensive rebranding effort, Jason, his wife Vanessa and their children Allison and Jay are excited about this next chapter in their ministry. Jason and Vanessa continue, “After much prayer and consideration, we are excited and believe the Lord has given us the perfect name for this season in our ministry. Endless Highway will be our new name. We believe this name connects our generations of ministry that will be endless until the return of the Lord as we go into the highways and hedges and compel the lost to come to Him. The basis for the name is found in Isaiah 35:8-10 “And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way…. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
Skyland Records, a Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing imprint is supporting this exciting change. “This name change better reflects the current and future direction of this wonderful family,” Greg Bentley of Crossroads added. “Bringing as Perry stated, the next generation to the focus to carry on the heritage for many years to come”
The Joylanders Performed At Silver Dollar City
We were privileged to be a part of the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. This is a 2 week long concert event that features the premier voices in Southern Gospel Music. We sang four 30 minute concerts on August 30th at The Opera House to several thousand people. Here are a couple of photos from the event.
ENDLESS HIGHWAY NEW CD & NEW SINGLE
(Hear "It's His Story" in the music player below)
Skyland/Crossroads just sent out our 1st single to radio from our new project called, "East To West." The single is titled "It's His Story." Please help us by calling your local radio station and requesting "It's His Story"! Our new cd will be available around May on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.