Posts Tagged ‘Sunset Jubilaires’

A New Day For Luther Barnes

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Beloved singer and songwritLuther+Barneser Luther Barnes is back signing an exclusive recording agreement with SRT Entertainment making way for more music from the the Sunset Jubilaires, The Barnes Family and his solo project. Known for gospel classics including So Satisfied and I’m Still Holding On, Luther Barnes has released some twenty one projects with seven of them charting in the top 20 of the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Charts.

“I am extremely delighted to be on board with SRT Entertainment. I sincerely look forward to continuing my music ministry with God’s blessings and the expertise of Mr. D.A. Johnson and his team.”

In addition to music, Barnes adds pastoral duties to his resume as he shepherds the flock of the Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, NC

Passing of Bishop F C Barnes

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Gospel music lovers across the country were saddened with the passing of AIR Gospel/Malaco Recording Artist Bishop F C Barnes on July 11. Bishop Barnes was 82.

Bishop Barnes started singing with quartets at the age of 14.  He spent a number of years traveling the circuit before answering the call to ministry organizing the Red Budd Holy Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where he would serve as pastor and chief musician.    He would later go on to pair up with Reverend Janice Brown.  The duo made eight albums, one of which yielded  the smash hit Rough Side of the Mountain in 1983. The album would sell over 500,000 units and ride the charts for over a a record 97 weeks.

Bishop Barnes recorded several albums with his son Luther and the Barnes Family, with his group called the Company (featuring his nieces Deborah Barnes, Wanda Barnes, and Lisa Barnes)  his Red Budd Gospel Choir as well as several recordings from the quartet he founded, the Sunset Jubilaires.

Funeral arrangements are pending.