2013 represents 31 years of music ministry for HEARTS OF FAITH ... having begun singing in 1982 with their parents. In 2001, Mom and Dad retired from the singing stage and transferred the ministry to their daughters. In 2002, "Continuing the Legacy," was the duet`s debut release. From that project, the group realized its first Top 100 and Top 40 charting songs!!
In 2004, a second project ~ "LIVE In Concert" ~ was recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio. Donna and Brenda were thrilled to have their children record a song with them on this project.
In 2006, their third project ~ "Mercy, Grace, Love", was released with songs from some of SG industry`s most prolific songwriters: Greg Day; John Darin Rowsey; Rebecca Peck; Gerald Crabb. Several songs have been released from this project, and radio is quickly catching hold of these sisters` tight harmonies.
Accolades from the industry are also being realized. In 2004 and 2005, HEARTS OF FAITH was nominated in the Top 10 for "Duet of the Year" in the Diamond Awards. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010, they achieved Top 5 status in the voting. They were also awarded the 2008 "Sunrise Award" and performed at the 2008 Diamond Awards program. In 2009, their concept video ~ "Susie`s Eyes" ~ received the award for "DVD/Video of the Year".
In 2006, HEARTS OF FAITH became a member of the COUNTRY GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION out of Branson, MO. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, they were voted as the Eastern USA`s "A capella" and "Duo" of the Year for the CGMA. For 2009, they again received the "Duo" award, along with "Promoter"; "Recruiter; and "Media Personality." Donna also recevied "Manger of the Year." They also were honored to receive the 2009 "International Promoter of the Year" Award. 2010 brought an additional three awards in the Eastern USA and the "International Media Personality of the Year" ~ once again, for the concept video of "Susie`s Eyes."
Since 2006, they have been selected each year to sing at the National Quartet Convention`s "Regional Artist Showcase." And, in 2007, they were nominated in the Top 10 for "Favorite Duet" in the Southern Gospel Music Awards.
Their latest project, "Retrospect", is a collection of older SG hits and hymns of the church. Of the (10) songs, (3) are a capella, showcasing the sisters` tight harmonies. A DVD of the project has also been completed, with (2) additional bonus cuts included on the DVD: "Susie`s Eyes" (mentioned above) and "Yellow Ribbon Christmas" (a song dedicated to our troops and their families).
God is truly blessing these sisters and they thank Him for the opportunity to do what they love, for the one whom they love!