The McCrary Sisters

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The McCrary Sisters
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Gospel, Blues, Christian R&B, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels McC
Website mccrarysisters.com
Members Beverly Ann McCrary
Deborah Dianne McCrary
Regina Avonette McCrary
Alfreda Antionette McCrary

The McCrary Sisters are an American Christian gospel music quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2010 by sisters Beverly Ann McCrary, Deborah Dianne McCrary, Regina Avonette McCrary, and Alfreda Antionette McCrary. They have released three studio albums, Our Journey (2010), All the Way (2013), and Let's Go (2015), all with McC Records.

Background[edit]

The McCrary Sisters are all the daughters of a former Baptist preacher, Reverend Samuel H. "Sam" McCrary (1913-1991), who was a founding member of The Fairfield Four.[1][2] Their four members are Beverly Ann McCrary, Deborah Dianne McCrary, Regina Avonette McCrary, and Alfreda Antionette McCrary. Ann McCrary is a former session musician for many gospel music artists, and Regina toured with Bob Dylan from 1979 until 1985, while both of them during their teenage years were members of The Baptist, Catholic and Methodist Choir. Alfreda is a preachers wife of Reverend Narcisco Lee, from Old Happy Day Church, while her sister, Deborah, used to be a nurse.[3][4][5][6]

Music history[edit]

The sister quartet first recording, Our Journey, was released on October 26, 2010, from McC Records.[7][8] Their subsequent studio album, All the Way, was released on March 25, 2013, through McC Records.[6] They released, Let's Go, on March 9, 2015, with McC Records.[9][10] The Sisters are part of the "house band" at the Americana Music Honors & Awards and provided backing vocals for the song "Choctaw County Affair" on Carrie Underwood's 2015 album, Storyteller.

Members[edit]

Current members

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums
  • Our Journey (October 26, 2010, McC)
  • All the Way (March 25, 2013, McC)
  • Let's Go (March 9, 2015, McC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thanki, Juli (April 4, 2015). "Fairfield Four, McCrary Sisters uphold gospel tradition". The Tennessean. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hadley, Alicia (April 19, 2015). "Sisters With Voices: Meet Gospel Sensations, The McCrary's". NBC News. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Cummings, Tony (April 29, 2015). "The McCrary Sisters: Dr Watts hymns, Bob Dylan and a gospel heritage". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Honeyman, Lins (September 9, 2015). "The McCrary Sisters: The gospel singing favourites of pop and rock royalty". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Hight, Jewly (December 8, 2011). "The McCrary Sisters traveled quite a journey to become their own genre-bridging gospel supergroup". Nashville Scene. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Hight, Jewly (July 29, 2013). "Going All The Way: A Q&A With The McCrary Sisters". American Songwriter. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Pick, Steve (December 1, 2011). "McCrary Sisters – Our Journey". Blurt. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ O'Neill, Jaime (November 17, 2011). "McCrary Sisters – Our Journey Review". News & Review. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ Denselow, Robin (March 5, 2015). "The McCrary Sisters: Let's Go review – the footstomping new wave of US gospel". The Guardian. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ Schultz, Barbara (May 7, 2015). "The McCrary Sisters: Let's Go". Keyboard. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ AllMusic. "Beverly Ann McCrary : Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopdia": 286–7. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: PERSON DEBORAH DIANNE". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ mccrary sisters [@mccrarysisters] (17 June 2015). "Today is Deborah's Birthday!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  15. ^ "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 2009. 802053044. 
  16. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: MC CRARY REGINA AVONETTE". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ mccrary sisters [@mccrarysisters] (22 May 2015). "Today is Regina's Birthday, and she is kicking it up!" (Tweet). Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  18. ^ Intelius. "Regina Mccrary in Nashville, TN". Intelius. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  19. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: MCCRARY LEE ALFREDA ANTIONETTE". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  20. ^ mccrary sisters [@mccrarysisters] (29 March 2015). "Say Happy Birthday to our baby sis #alfredamccrary" (Tweet). Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  21. ^ Intelius. "Alfreda Mccrary in Nashville, TN". Intelius. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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