The nationally known southern gospel singing trio, New Vision is making a stop to the members’ native Clear Fork area this week finishing up the band’s 12-month tour with their performance during the “Christmas in the Valley” concert.
Siblings Trae Turner and Whitney Smith, along with their uncle Jeff Burton, began performing at their church in their hometown of Butler at a young age.
“It started as occasionally singing on Sunday mornings there at the (Bunker Hill Baptist) church to being asked to leave our home church and sing for special church or revival services,” Turner said of the band’s beginnings.
From their start in Butler, the Christian Music outfit has grown to produce five singles that have made the Gospel Top 80 chart. Recently, the trio’s single “That’s What Love Looks Like” made its way to #37.
While the singing group has grown to national prominence, the members’ goal remains to deliver the same meaning as when they were performing for their peers at Bunker Hill.
“This is a ministry,” Turner stated. “Not only are we singing and worshipping our lord and savior Jesus Christ but we are also using this music and the message in the songs to bless others and share God’s love, grace and forgiveness.”
As for the family’s “Christmas in the Valley” show, Turner is looking forward to ringing in the holiday season with the familiar faces throughout the Clear Fork area.
“It’s special to sing all the Christmas classics with our friends and family and also get to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas,” he said of the upcoming concert.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is slated for 7 p.m. at the Impact Worship Center. Call 419-566-0293 to reserve seating.
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