The Talleys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Talleys" redirects here. For the agribusiness company, see Talley's Group.
The Talleys
Also known as The Talley Trio (1996–2011)
Genres Christian, southern gospel
Occupations Singers
Instruments Voice
Years active 1984–93, 1996–present
Labels Horizon
Website http://thetalleys.com/
Members Roger Talley
Debra Talley
Lauren Talley Alvey[1]
Brian Alvey
Past members Kirk Talley (1984–93)

The Talleys are a progressive southern gospel group composed of Roger and Debra Talley, their daughter Lauren, and her husband Brian Alvey.

Group history[edit]

In the 1970s, Roger got his start with the Hoppers. Debra sang with the Songmasters Quartet. They married in 1978. Debra joined Roger as part of the Hoppers, and in 1984, formed the Talleys, along with Roger's brother, Kirk Talley. In 1993, the group disbanded. But by the mid 1990s, Lauren's interest and talent in singing could not be ignored, prompting her mother and father to join with her in the formation of the Talley Trio[2] in 1996. The group has received numerous accolades from the GMA Dove Awards, Singing News Fan Awards, the Southern Gospel Music Guild Harmony Honors, the BMI Awards and SGN Music Awards.[3]

On June 25, 2011, Lauren Talley married Brian Alvey. He officially became a member of the group on September 1, 2011—thus changing their name from the Talley Trio (back) to The Talleys. Brian sings, plays piano, bass, and guitar. He also writes songs.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 2001: The Talley Reunion Live After Eight Years
  • 2002: Hope for Tomorrow
  • 2003: The Message
  • 2004: Praise for the Ages
  • 2006: Rise Above
  • 2007: Stages
  • 2008: Life Goes On
  • 2009: Songs You Know By Heart
  • 2010: Stories and Songs
  • 2012: Love Won

Compilations[edit]

  • 2001: Southern Gospel Treasury
  • 2005: Anthology

Solo albums[edit]

Roger Talley (instrumental):

  • 1988: The Legacy

Debra Talley:

  • 1997: Road Home
  • 2003: Seasons of the Heart

Lauren Talley:[5]

  • 2001: Lauren Talley
  • 2003: Surrender
  • 2005: I Live
  • 2010: Songs in the Night

Radio singles[edit]

Singing News chart positions
  • 1998: Simply Unexplainable – #17
  • 1998: If Anybody Knows – #2
  • 1998: Built on the Rock – #15
  • 1999 (December): I'm Free – #5
  • 2000 (April): When Anyone Looks at Me – #14
  • 2000 (September): Searchin' – #1
  • 2001 (April): I Am What I Am – #9
  • 2001 (September): Testify – #3
  • 2002 (October): The Healer – #1
  • 2003 (March): The Answer is Christ – #1
  • 2003 (October): I Love the Lord – #1
  • 2004 (November): His Life for Mine – #1
  • 2005 (April): Oh, Glorious Love – #15
  • 2004: High and Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus – #65
  • 2005 (November): I'm Happy with You, Lord – #2
  • 2006 (June): The Debt – #1
  • 2007 (January): Mountain Mover – #2
  • 2007 (August): Orphans of God – #4
  • 2008 (January): Red Letter Day – #2
  • 2008 (May): The Broken Ones – #1
  • 2008 (December): That's Enough – #1
  • 2009 (June): Life Goes On – #1
  • 2009 (December): My Hope is in the Lord – #2
  • 2010 (July): He's Alive – #7
  • 2010 (December): The Promise – #2
  • 2011 (August): Applause – #2
  • 2012 (February): Hands of Grace – #15
  • 2012 (November): Broken World – #7

Video[edit]

  • 2001: Sunday in the Smokies
  • 2001: Testament
  • 2002: Talley Reunion Live After Eight Years
  • 2005: Praise for the Ages
  • 2005: Live Across America

Gaither Homecoming video performances[edit]

  • 1996: Ryman Gospel Reunion "Old Friends" (Debra)
  • 1997: This Is My Story "If It Keeps Gettin' Better" (Debra)
  • 1999: Mountain Homecoming "God Took Away My Yesterdays" (Debra)
  • 2000: Good News "The Ninety And Nine"
  • 2000: Memphis Homecoming "Thinkin' About Home"
  • 2000: Oh, My Glory! "Come Out Of The Wilderness" (Lauren)
  • 2001: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming - Volume 1 "He Saw Me/Jesus Paid It All"
  • 2001: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming - Volume 2 "Where Could I Go?"
  • 2001: Christmas... A Time for Joy "Glory to God"
  • 2002: I'll Fly Away "Testify"
  • 2002: Let Freedom Ring "This Is Your Land"
  • 2003: Rocky Mountain Homecoming "He's Alive" (Lauren), "Praise You"
  • 2004: Passin' The Faith Along "David Did Dance"
  • 2004: A Tribute To Jake Hess "I Just Love Old People" (Lauren)
  • 2006: Christmas In South Africa "Born In Bethlehem", "My Heart Would Be Your Bethlehem" (Lauren)
  • 2007: Love Can Turn The World "Almighty"
  • 2007: South African Homecoming "Fully Alive" (Lauren)
  • 2008: Homecoming Picnic "I'm A Soldier" (Lauren)
  • 2008: Rock Of Ages "Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb"
  • 2009: Nashville Homecoming "O Happy Day"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/Lauren_Talley
  2. ^ "Allmusic". Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Talley Trio Official Site". Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Talley Trio Welcome New Member, Name Change". Salem Publishing. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ http://laurentalley.com/ Lauren Talley official site