110 N. 8th Street
Gatesville, TX 76528
The Voeller children have been playing music together since they were very young. After training, classically, on both violin and piano, they discovered a love for bluegrass music. They began adding instruments to their repertoire which now consists of piano, violin/ﬁddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and upright bass. With direction from their parents, Shannon (17), Emily (14), Daniel (12) and Molly (10), they decided to form a bluegrass band in the fall of 2017. They named their band Chords of Grace because of their deep understanding that without the grace of Jesus in their lives, this life would be pointless. Their ultimate goal is to glorify God with their music. They’ve had the privilege of being home-educated which allowed for many hours together and lots of practice! Through this time spent with each other, they continue to learn how to work together and put one another ﬁrst.
Since forming Chords of Grace, the siblings have had an opportunity to compete in the “Youth in Bluegrass Competition” held each year at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Chords of Grace has also performed at multiple charter schools in San Antonio, presenting educational programs for students ages 5 through 10. The band has also enjoyed playing for church groups and at senior living facilities. So far, in 2019, the family has performed at the Pearl Bluegrass Jam and has traveled to Nashville to the SPBGMA 45th Annual Bluegrass Championship (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) where they were greatly inspired and hope to compete next year.
Baggy Bottom Boys
Friends, if you weren’t at our last show, you missed an absolutely wonderful show featuring the Baggy Bottom Boys. These five men are dedicated to spreading God's word through their music. They refer to their music as Country Gospel Music. The group’s founder, Eugene Montgomery, is the lead singer, but others sing backup harmony.
From their biography, “The members of the group are Eugene Montgomery, Paul Bolton, Steve Doody, Jerry Robinson, and Glenn Wylie. Dedicated to spreading God's word through their music has become more rewarding than they could have ever imagined.”
The band received several GCM Hall of Fame awards, and also, some individual awards:
1. “GCM Hall of Fame Director’s Choice Award” Trophy for the band
2. “GCM Hall of Fame Director’s Choice Award” framed award including a world map
3. “GCM Hall of Fame Director’s Choice Award” framed award
4. “GCM Hall of Fame Appreciation Framed Awards for each member of the band
Another GCM Hall of Fame Award, was presented to our Public Information Officer, John Nickell. It is a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of the many duties he performs for the show. They include photographer, band guitarist and singer, designer and producer of our posters, programs, and flyers, website and Facebook page administrator, and coordination with upcoming featured guest bands, submission of information and pictures for newspaper advertising, plus the many other accomplishments in his life away from the GCM Hall of Fame.
Again, thanks to the GCM Hall of Fame house band and our technical staff for their part in producing the show. Our band members were Louie Lee (lead guitar), Matlyn Webb (keyboard/vocals), Roger Vierse (MC), John Nickell (rhythm guitar/vocals), Mike Prosser (drums), Tom Williamson (bass guitar), Ken West (acoustic guitar and vocals), and Lynn Webb (sound technician). George Allison is a welcome guest player and singer who performs with our house band almost every show.