It’s Southern Gospel at It’s Best Featuring Tony Gore & Majesty With Royalty

Release Date: 6/1/2001. Expired: 6/28/2001

In partnership with Solid Gospel 105 FM, The Renaissance Center announces a summer gospel concert featuring not one, but two of the strongest groups in Southern Gospel music, Tony Gore & Majesty with Royalty. This concert will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, with all tickets $12. To purchase tickets, call (615)740-5600 or come by the center at 855 Hwy. 46 S in Dickson.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Gore started singing at the age of 14 and made a name for himself while performing with the Wilburns. He formed Tony Gore & Majesty in November 1993 and began touring in spring, 1994. The group broadened its horizons by appearing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Compiling hits like, “Meanwhile In The Garden,” “Outside The Gate,” “I'll Put On A Crown,” plus many more, Tony Gore & Majesty continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their unique style of Southern Gospel Music.

Reaching the top 5 on the charts with “Thank God” and “Watch and See,” Tony Gore & Majesty have been the most requested artists on Gospel Music Television and in major radio markets across the U.S., South Africa and Ireland.

Band member Jason Runnels joined in January 1998. Runnels has shown to be one of the premier tenors in Southern Gospel Music. In 2000, he was nominated by the fans of the Singing News as Favorite Horizon Individual Artist.

Byron Steward joined in the summer of 2000 as keyboard player. He played locally with a few groups and even had a short tenure with the Gold City Quartet.

Being a “hometown boy,” Lance Driskell has known Tony most of his life and was the obvious choice for baritone when a position came open. He says he feels he is where God wants him.

Tony Gore & Majesty has become one of Southern Gospel music’s most dynamic groups and now travels full-time across the United States and overseas to perform. Royalty began as a group in the summer of 1999 and consists of Mike Gibson, Jeff Gibson and Jason Cooper.

Baritone singer and pianist Mike Gibson has been involved in music ministry since he was 12 years old. The only musician in the group, Mike says he is very thankful for the opportunity to sing southern gospel music. “It is truly a dream coming true for me,” said the Dayton, Ohio, native. Mike and his wife, April, have a daughter, one-year-old Courtney.

First tenor Jeff Gibson was called into the singing ministry at a young age. He and his wife Robin have two daughters, Chelsea, 9, and Cassidy, 2. When not on the road, Jeff enjoys time with his family, golfing and eating out daily. His favorite all-time group is the Cathedrals and his current favorite group is the Kingdom Heirs.

Blue Creek, Ohio, resident Jason Cooper is the second lead singer for Royalty. He won a talent show singing “The Lighthouse” when he was 12 and sparked his interest in the music ministry. He says he continually strives to be the best he can, but has not forgotten from where his blessings come.

“Our mission is one that is very simple in its’ concept, yet so important to us that people understand who we are, and who we represent. One must be consistent and forever have a servant’s heart to truly feel the approval that is necessary each and every weekend on the road. When you see Royalty in person, you will see three men who love the gospel, and count it a privilege to sing for Him,” said Mike Gibson.

A night not to be missed, tickets can be purchased now by calling The Renaissance Center at (615)740-5600 or come by the center at 855 Hwy. 46 S in Dickson.