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Archive for May 4th, 2010

Jeremie Hudson Joins Three Bridges

May 04, 2010 By: Aaron Category: SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, Three Bridges

In a press release from Absolutely Gospel today:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 3, 2010) – Celebrated trio and Homeland Entertainment recording artist Three Bridges is proud to announce the addition of Jeremie Hudson to the group. Hudson joins the group immediately and will be filling the recently vacant tenor vocalist position.

Jeremi Hudson has had a respected career in Gospel music. Jeremie sang with the Grammy Award-winning and GMA Hall of Fame Inductees The Imperials for 10 years (1999-2008) before coming off the road a couple years ago to assume a church ministry position. Jeremie, his wife Amanda, and their three children currently reside in Columbia, Tennessee.

Jeremie sang with recently named Three Bridges lead singer Shannon Smith in The Imperials for many years.

“I am so thankful and honored to be singing with Three Bridges and again with Shannon,” mentioned Jeremie. “After leaving The Imperials a year and a half ago, I have served as a worship pastor. I have talked with several great groups from Legacy Five to Gold City, but nothing seemed to fit.”

Jeremie continued, “When Elliott called, my spirit jumped! There were several small mountains in the way to my coming back on the road. God has made those mountains a flat surface! He is truly a GOD of miracles! If He did this here, at the beginning of this new ministry, then I cannot wait to see what He will do in the end and all through the middle!”

Hudson is replacing Eddy Bolton as tenor for the group.

Elliott McCoy of Three Bridges said, “I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to have Jeremie and Shannon in Three Bridges. This is the beginning of a new era for Three Bridges. God’s got some mighty plans for this group, and I’m so excited to still be a part of it!”

Three Bridges recently scored their latest Top 10 hit according to the April 2010 issue of the Singing News Top 80 chart. “It Took His Breath Away,” from the Homeland Records release Another Blessing peaked #10 last month. The song has also been a regular fixture on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart, Christian Voice Magazine Top 100, SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart, and other charts.

For more information on Three Bridges, visit them on the web at http://www.threebridges.net or http://www.homelandentertainmentgroup.com . Three Bridges will also be a regular featured artist on the upcoming national television program “Brush Arbor Jubilee” as will be shown on numerous networks and local cable markets nationwide.

This signals a big change for the group, having just announced another Imperial alumnus, Shannon Smith, joining the group as lead. From what I have heard of Three Bridges, both vocalists are different from what the group is used to. The harmonies will already have come together pretty quickly, as Smith and Hudson had quite a dynamic when they were with The Imperials. I am looking forward to hearing this new version of Three Bridges in the near future!