and Blessings to Our Heart To Heart E-Team Members!
Heart has just returned to Missouri from our third year as Winter
Texan Artists in the Rio Grande Valley, TX. We spent January
and most of February there singing at resorts, hotels and churches
across the Valley to include singing at the Schlitterbahn Winterfest
this year. We are so thankful to have witnessed many hearts
uplifted and souls changed during this time and are just glad to be
a tool for the Lord. We send out a very special thank you to
the Comfort Suites on South Padre Island, Texas for hosting Heart To
Heart during our Winter Texan season and for hosting our National
Record Release Reception in February for the release of "I Will
Stand By You" on Hope Street Music. There was a packed
house, photo ops, a call from our record company, media everywhere,
lots of great food and a special concert afterward by Heart To
Heart. Thanks to David Mejorado, Manager of the Comfort Suites
for everything you do for Heart To Heart! We'll be back next
Sharon & Jerry Mays, aka Heart to Heart from Branson, MO
are a rising duo that's taking the Country Gospel Music arena
by storm. They are multi-award winning singers/
songwriters and have had several Top 10 songs in the
last three years. They spread their "family
style" presentation and ministry from the strip in
Branson, MO to the south Texas Rio Grande Valley each
winter. You don't want to miss this amazing duo wherever
and whenever you get the chance to see them. They are
are so excited about our new recording project, "Pieces To
Peace." Already, three songs from that album
"Pieces To Peace" on Hope Street Music, "Brand New
Man" (Independent) and "I Will Stand By You" on
Hope Street Music have reached No. 1 on the radio playlists and
our album is up for some awards this year. The Pieces To
Peace project also has a bonus track with a segment of our radio
program "The Branson Gospel Groove" at the end! We
wrote seven of the songs on this album to include the three that
have reached No. 1 on the RadioActiveAirplay Charts. This
brings me to what I hope is our final request for your votes for a
little while. We know you get tired of us asking you to vote
but if you would take the time, ONE MORE TIME, we would be so
grateful. YOU have voted us into the Top 5 for the AGAPE Duo
of the Year and Trailblazing Evangelists of the Year for 2013.
YOU have also voted us into the Top 5 for Christian Voice Magazine
Country Gospel Music Duo of the Year, Album of the Year for Pieces
To Peace, Song of the Year for Pieces To Peace and Favorite DJ for
our radio program, "The Branson Gospel Groove."
PRETTY PLEASE!!!! GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE TO HELP US. THESE AWARDS ARE NOT JUST
FURNITURE. THEY DO ABSOLUTELY HELP US TO GET IN TO MORE
VENUES IN ORDER TO SERVE THE LORD AND OUR LISTENERS:
To Heart Duo of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and
Favorite DJ of the Year. Please also vote for our other
gospel artist friends in the other categories.
our website is being updated. If you would like to have a
comment or testimony about Heart To Heart on our site, please send
it to us in the next week or so and we will get it on there.
We will also be updating our videos and audio and starting a
merchandise store where you can actually purchase stuff on line
from us. In the meantime, if you would like to add our songs
to your library or purchase our handcrafted by Heart To Heart
unique guitar pick and pewter charm earrings, call or email us and
we will hook you up.
You can go to YouTube and check out lots more videos at
Heart To Heart Music Group or Amaysme2007.
SOUL REPORT: A young man in the Valley came to our
concert at the Comfort Suites. We noticed he walked out a
bit after the show then came back in to talk to us. He said
his life was a mess and our songs "Pieces To Peace" and
"I Will Stand By You" had really touched his heart.
He walked outside, bowed his head and prayed, he said, for the
first time in a VERY long time. Praise the Lord, he said, IT
FELT SO GOOD!
The pastor's wife at a church in the Valley cried through a lot of
our ministry time in song. Afterward, she came to say that
her son had a lot of trouble and that our music and delivery of
the Word gave her peace in knowing that together with the Lord,
they could pull the pieces of their lives back together and gain
peace. She said "You sang straight to my heart."
GLORY! That's a God thing - not us.
After another concert at the Comfort Suites on South Padre Island,
a gentlemen told us that he felt we were singing just to him,
especially with our song "I Will Stand By You." He
told us that he had had 5 heart attacks and a stroke, but he knew,
even when he was "hanging by a thread" that God would
not let him stand alone and that He was always with him.
Brought tears to our eyes that our song seems to really be helping
people through God.
We had person after person come
to us in the past months to tell us that they really needed to
hear what we were singing and saying and that we helped them
through some difficult times and renewed their faith in a true and
living God. GLORY! YOU JUST CAN'T GET ANY BETTER NEWS
WHAT'S COMING UP???
Catch Heart To Heart in concert 3/23, 2:00 p.m. in Chanute,
KS at the Nat'l Christian Motorcycle Assoc. Festival, then on
Sunday morning 3/24 at Hope Chapel Assembly of God Church in
Moran, KS. Then come to Branson on Friday, April 5, 7:00
p.m. to Treasure Lake Resort. Move on South to Coalgate, OK
Assembly of God Church on Sunday AM, 4/7 and Grace
Christian Fellowship Church in Coalgate, OK for the 4/7 PM
services. Now, keep going South to the Dallas area.
On Friday, 4/12 we will be at Bob Wills place, The Dove Creek Cafe
in Roanoke, TX at 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 4/13, we will be in Kilgore, TX
7:00 p.m. for the Gospel/Bluegrass Festival, then on Sunday, 4/14
PM services at Omen Baptist Church in Arp (Tyler), TX. We
need a Sunday morning service where we can minister for a love
offering (uh and maybe lunch) on 4/14. If you are from the
area and could use us, give us a shout. On Sunday, April 21,
morning service, we will be ministering in Word and song at the
First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa, MO (in Southeast MO). THEN
come on out to the Great Smokie Mountains to Pigeon Forge, TN.
Heart To Heart will be attending the Country Gospel Music Fanfest
and Southern Gospel Music Fanfair Convention at the Convention
Center there from April 25 through May 1. We need to book a
church or event in the Pigeon Forge Area For Sunday, April 28, AM
and/or PM. Please give us a shout if you can help us.
Then we travel to Villa Ridge, IL on May 4 to minister in Word and
song at the Shiloh Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. On May 12 we
will be sharing Mother's Day with the young men at the Springfield
Boys Ranch at 3:00 p.m.
Having said all the above and you see our upcoming schedule, our
predicament is that the transmission just completely (we have been
babying it along) went out on our Trailblazer which is our main
means of transportation for Heart To Heart. It's 12 years old
with almost 200,000 ministry miles on it. We are looking for
a Chrysler Town & Country Van 2011 or 2012 with low mileage
(or equivalent vehicle for good dependable transportation) and
well, you know, being a full-time gospel and family music group,
we don't have much - any - money for it. We need help.
If you know of a good deal or someone who might have a vehicle to
help a ministry, please let us know as soon as possible.
Without transportation, we cannot do the job the Lord has given us
to do. People help people. That's what we do. If
you know of a way to help, let us know. We could use it.
We are praying about it and ask that you do the same.
To Heart is planning a second Christmas project with us and Doug
Thornton. It's always a joy to work with Doug; and we may be
doing some "Christmas in July" dates this year so think
about that and call us to schedule - this would be Heart To Heart
AND Doug Thornton in concert. We are also planning to make
another "Memories" project to be titled
"Retro" and another main gospel project sometime this
year, Lord willing. Got a lot going on and we are thankful
for every opportunity.
We love you. We appreciate
you. Every single prayer is felt. Every email, text,
letter, word of encouragement is joy. We are grateful to
every church, festival, theater, and community event who schedules
Heart To Heart. We are also grateful for all the DJs, fans,
promoters, friends and family for sharing our journey. We
love and need ALL of you to help us be Servants to His Kingdom.
If we can help you by praying for you, it would be our honor.
If we can help you by coming to your church or event to sing or
speak, please let us know. We will have a few slots left for
our Christmas Celebration Tour with Heart To Heart and Doug
Thornton but they are filling quickly since dates are limited.
We still have good dates left in the 2013 schedule and are also
booking into 2014. It's not too early to be planning your
event, even for next year.
Lastly, don't forget to mark
your calendars to attend the 83rd Annual MO/Mid-South Gospel
Singing Convention, hosted by Heart To Heart, held at the Malden,
MO Community Center on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21,
2013. This is the largest indoor event in the entire area
each year and brings several hundred people to the concerts each
day. We have over 26 of the finest gospel groups and singers
in a multi-state area come to the stage for over 4 hours of great
gospel music each evening. This even is free but a love
offering with a suggestion donation of at least $5 per
person is suggested. Church buses and vans are welcome.
Snack bar is provided. Blessings always abound. Our
artists have amazing talent and incredible hearts for the Lord.
YOU WILL BE BLESSED! Tell your friends and come on to the
Heartland for this huge event!
Until we meet again, like we say on our radio show, "The
Branson Gospel Groove," GOD BLESS,GODSPEED AND KEEP THAT
GOSPEL MUSIC TURNED UP!!
Jerry and Sharon Mays HEART TO HEART
& Soul of Branson"
2012 National AGAPE Fan Awards Duo of the
2012 Country Gospel Music Association
Central Fan Awards Duo of the Year
2011 & 2012 Country Gospel
Connection Choice Awards Int'l. Duo of the Year
2010 National Duet & Vocal Group of
the Year - GMA/IMMERSE - Nashville
Grammy & Dove Award Nominees
Multi Award-Winning Songwriters
Hosts "The Branson Gospel
Groove" Radio Show
Feature Writers, Country Gospel Connection