The Bates Family

Down Home Gospel

by Kelly on August 8, 2012

  Erin’s new CD "Down Home Gospel" is finally finished! We are so grateful to the many people who helped make this project possible! Andy Leftwich did an incredible job accompanying on the fiddle.

  Erin headed for Nashville with a few siblings to meet Andy and his wife, Rachel. After Wednesday night church, they selected the songs for the Cd and briefly practiced them together. They began recording early Thursday morning, and finished late Friday night. It sounded like they had played together for years, even though they had only ran through the songs a handful of times.


Down Home Gospel is quite a change from her previous Cd, Merciful and Mighty, which has a more majestic sound in comparison to this CD’s upbeat, hand clapping & foot stomping, Southern Gospel appeal.

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Juanita January 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Got it and LOVE it! This is a CD I use more in the “awake” and “get motivated” times. I now work in a piano store and playing it there has been good. Both for me and those I work with. Keep it up, Erin! Hey, how about a Christmas album? An Easter album? And I may think of more, but if it’s meant to be, God will show you.


Felicia Bowlin January 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Hello. First of all let me say that I love following your blog and sharing in your family’s blessings. We can’t wait to get Erin’s CDs to add to our worship experience in our home. Thanks again for being such a wonderful inspiration and example for families such as mine who want to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Also, because of your website, we have recently joined the Embassy Institute and are really really enjoying it. We have committed to 3 seminars a week for our family and we have been so blessed by them and have committed to being more diligent in our giving and in turning our challenges over to God. Thank you again for being such an blessing to our family.


Annalee June 5, 2013 at 3:52 am

Love it! Erin is so beautiful and talented! What a joy to have in your family! (As are all the children)


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