Nashville, TN (January 11, 2019)
It’s with much pleasure that Les Butler announces the signing of one of the strongest trios in Southern Gospel Music - Barry Rowland and Deliverance.
Les Butler states, “If I had to choose a phrase I would say, 'unbridled excitement’ is what I feel about this new addition to the Butler Music Group, Family Music Group stable of artists. BMG will be offering management support, and FMG will be the new home label for one of the most powerful vocal line-ups in our industry. I am producing their new album as we speak. During the tracking day, we felt the tangible presence of the Holy Ghost in that studio. This is going to be special!”
Barry Rowland states, “We are very excited to announce our partnership with Les Butler. Over the last decade, Les has joined us on piano, singing and testifying at occasional events. Now, we connect further to entrust our radio promotion, ministering events, recording, and other efforts to the capable hands of what we consider to be an ambassador in the industry of promoting genuine Gospel Music. He's been instrumental for several decades in supporting Kyla Rowland songs and many other endeavors that deliver the message of Jesus Christ. Through all these experiences together, one unmistakable factor is evident - our passion and unwavering thirst for authentic worship is equally yoked with Les. We have prayed, worshipped, and ministered together. We have cried, laughed, and broken bread many times. One clear message transcends through our heart - when the Holy Spirit speaks and moves, our discernment, awareness, and sensitivity to His voice yoke together. Stay tuned for future announcements regarding this partnership and other exciting news from Barry Rowland and Deliverance.”
Butler continues, “If I recall correctly, the second song I ever played on Southern Gospel radio nearly 41 years ago, was, ‘He Will Roll You Over the Tide,’ recorded by the Inspirations and written by Kyla Rowland. I have traveled the country to hear Kyla and her brother, Ron Martin, sing. And now, to be intimately involved with her son’s family is a dream come true. Simply stated, I am humbled.”
Be looking for more big news from Barry, as well as BMG/FMG. The new album, yet to be titled, will be released in the Spring of 2019.
About Barry Rowland and Deliverance
The name Rowland is a staple found often over the past 50 years in Southern Gospel Music. Barry Rowland, the son of prolific songwriter Kyla Rowland, started Barry Rowland and Deliverance in 2004. Based out of Knoxville, TN, this trio is comprised of Barry Rowland (baritone), his wife Tammy Rowland (soprano/lead), and the uber-talented Matthew Burgess (lead/tenor).
They have been nominated multiple times for Favorite New Artist, Favorite Trio, Diamond Awards, as well as the Top 5 New Artist in the Singing News Fan Awards. They've had many chart-topping hits including “Our Third Day,” “We'll Go Down Standing Up,” “Somebody Go Get God,” “God Has Been Good To Me,” “He Took My Case,” “I've Heard of a Land,” “He's Still God”,” I Can Still Pray Through,” and many others. They sing at large events, as well as small and large churches alike. When the door opens for ministry, they walk through!
For more information on Barry Rowland and Deliverance, visit them at barryrowland.com.
About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Heaven's Mountain Band, Williamson's, Old Time Preachers Quartet and Jason Davidson.
BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson. Over the last 40 years, radio Promotion artists have included Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Dunaways, Larry Gatlin, and many others.
Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 40 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler's syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler's playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler's publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.