Childress Family of Madisonville, KY

Childress Family
Childress Family




       

Ken and Marlene Childress

Ken and Marlene Childress began singing with their children, Teresa, Carla and Shannon, over 45 years ago. Ken had been singing with a quartet called The Golden Keys. But when he and Marlene discovered that their children were blessed with the ability to sing harmony and play instruments at a young age, they decided to form The Childress Family. Teresa played the piano and a short time later, Carla picked up the bass guitar and began to play. Their son, Shannon, was a high tenor singer until about age 13, when his voice went to the other end of the spectrum and he sang low bass. Marlene has been blessed with the ability to write some wonderful songs that have been recorded by numerous artists in the gospel music industry. She and son, Shannon, wrote "From Disgrace to His Grace" which was recorded by The Hoppers and was nominated as Song of the Year at the Singing News Fan Awards in 1994. Shannon passed away in May, 2011 of Adrenal Cancer and is sadly missed by his family.  Marlene still sings and handles most of the dialogue for the family. She has a sincere sensitivity of the Holy Spirit which reflects in every service atmosphere. Ken still travels with the family, but only sings on a song or two during each performance.  

Jamey, Teresa and Courtney Lutz

Teresa Childress Lutz is the pianist and alto singer for the family group. She also writes a lot of the music for her mother, Marlene`s, songs. When her brother, Shannon, left the family group in 1986 to join The Hoppers in North Carolina on a full time basis, Teresa`s husband, Jamey, joined The Childress Family. Jamey was no stranger to gospel music. He sang with Teresa during their teen years at church, but was also a member of a church quartet called The Templemen. Jamey is a favorite with his smooth lead voice.

Courtney Lutz is the twenty-six year old daughter of Jamey and Teresa. She is a 2012 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor`s of Business Administration in Music Business.  She recently graduated magna cum laude from the Belmont University College of Law with her Juris Doctor in Law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee and in Kentucky. Courtney lives and works in Clarksville, Tennessee where she works for the Batson Nolan Law Firm there. Courtney used to only sing a song or two on each program, but has now become a full time fixture in every concert setting where she steals the heart of the crowd with her charisma and vocal ability.

Carla Childress

Carla Childress is the soprano singer and the bass player for the family group. She picked up the bass guitar a short while after the family started singing together and is one of the smoothest bassists around. She has been blessed with the knack to pick up most any stringed instrument and be able to play something on it. In her spare time, Carla enjoys playing with her dogs and being outdoors. But most of all, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Schedule of Events

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Jun 17 2016
7:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-GOSPEL ON THE RIVER, OWENSBORO, KY Owensboro, KY
Jun 18 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-THE BARN-WEST YORK, ILLINOIS West York, IL
Jun 26 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-EDDYVILLE, KY Eddyville, KY
Jul 23 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-CASKY BAPTIST CHURCH Hopkinsville, KY
Jul 30 2016
7:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-MURRAY, KY W/COMMONWEALTH QT. and FOR HEAVEN`S SAKE Murray, KY
Aug 07 2016
11:00 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-WHITE PLAINS, KY White Plains, KY
Aug 13 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-CAVE CITY CONVENTION CENTER, CAVE CITY, KY w/others Cave City, KY
Aug 22 2016
9:30 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-GRAND RIVERS, KY Grand Rivers, KY
Aug 27 2016
7:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-BOWLING GREEN, KY W/CROSSMEN and JOYLANDERS Bowling Green, KY
Sep 09 2016
6:30 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA-MADISONVILLE, KY Madisonville, KY
Sep 10 2016
2:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA-MADISONVILLE, KY Madisonville, KY
Sep 11 2016
10:00 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-MADISONVILLE, KY Madisonville, KY
Sep 17 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-WOMEN`T CONFERENCE-SLAUGHTERS, KY Slaughters, KY
Sep 18 2016
11:00 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-CROFTON, KY Crofton, KY
Sep 25 2016
10:00 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-ROCKPORT, KY Rockport, KY
Oct 02 2016
9:45 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-NORTONVILLE, KY Nortonville, KY
Oct 09 2016
9:30 a.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-BOWLING GREEN, KY Bowling Green, KY
Oct 16 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-EVANSVILLE, IN Evansville, IN
Oct 30 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-LEWISBURG, KY Lewisburg, KY
Nov 12 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-GOSPEL GALA, EVANSVILLE, IN Evansville, IN
Dec 04 2016
6:00 p.m
CHILDRESS FAMILY-CHRISTMAS CONCERT-MANITOU, KY Manitou, KY