Enjoy ‘Sunday Drive’ On Saturday Night

Warm Springs, VA – Enjoy Sunday Drive on Saturday night. The group Sunday Drive will take you on an inspirational journey at the 9th Annual Old Fashioned Gospel Jubilee at Bath County High School. The group hails from Tennessee and is made up of Jeff Treece, his wife Misty and Jeff’s little brother Dusty – Jeff Treece.

“Now me and my little brother we’re just kind of country,” says Treece. “You know, some call us inspirational country, Christian country. Misty’s more polished. She sounds a lot like Karen Carpenter from the 70’s, from a group called The Carpenters. And she sounds a lot like them, that smooth, low soulful. And so we just combined it all together.”

The members of Sunday Drive write all of their own songs and they all add something to their live performances. Treece says he’s lighthearted and their show is a mix of comedy and moving songs, since his wife Misty likes ballads. He calls it a well rounded combination. And others agree. Last week Sunday Drive won the Inspirational Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. And in August the group won the International Country Gospel Music Association’s Group of the Year Award.

“I have always felt led by the Lord,” says Treece. “He gave me a gift and I want to use that to spread His name. And no matter where we’re at, if it’s at a fair or a festival or a church, it doesn’t matter where we’re at, we’re going to spread the name of Jesus and tell them and be a light in the darkness. I guess the more country style which is sometimes in places like festivals and things where we can reach the unchurched. We play a riverboat quite often and we get to meet a lot of people who have never set foot in a Church door and we get to spread the Word to them and I think that’s our goal and that’s our mission in life.”

The Gospel Jubilee is Saturday November 5th at Bath County High School from 6 to 9 pm. United 4 One Community Youth Choir, Glen Shelton and Karen and Richard Hise and Jenna will also be performing. Admission is free will donation, which benefits WCHG for Allegheny Mountain Radio’s fall fundraiser week.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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