Comprised of Jason and Jennifer Cross (formerly the Cross Family) and Karen Chapman, the group is playing venues in East and Middle Tennessee as well as Georgia. With Jason on guitar and Karen on keyboard plus Alabama native Keith Gilliam backing the trio up on drums, the group is well-rounded musically.
“Karen Chapman gave an impressive performance at the Jubilee last year,” said Mel Strickland, producer of the weekly Jubilee. “And their was no doubt we wanted to have her back. She has a terrific, bluesy Southern Gospel sound. Her joining No Cross Stands Alone is a bonus for us.”
While the Cross’ and Chapman have been together a relatively short time, separately they have many years of experience under their belts. They have been singing in church for most of their lives according to their Facebook page.
“The Cowboy Jubilee is a terrific venue to see and hear No Cross Stands Alone,” continued Strickland. “It’s a fast-moving, Opry-style show where you hear a number of performers in a short period of time.”
While Gospel music and inspirational songs are the standard fare at the weekly events, you are likely to hear good older Country and Bluegrass songs, too.
“The Cowboy Jubilee is a come-as-you-are event,” said Strickland. “And the music ranges from Southern Gospel to Bluegrass to Inspirational Country. Both Christian and good moral secular music are encouraged.”
Also appearing are regulars, Southern Gospel singer Amy McAlister, singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Rodeo clown and cowboy, Bob Corley is the host and “The Gospel Gun,” Will Nichols is the announcer, Strickland said.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken.
For directions or more information about the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee visit ClevelandCowboyChurch.com or call 423/476-7936.