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Breana Crist Henderson Leaves The Road

January 17, 2013 By: Aaron Category: SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, The Crist Family

The Crist Family announced today that Breana Henderson, one of the recently married daughters and alto singers of the family, will be coming off the road in February:

After traveling full-time with The Crist Family for the last eight years, Breana Henderson (formerly Breana Crist) is leaving the road.

Here is a quote from her farewell letter, which can be read in full at www.cristfamilymusic.com: “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven… a time to plant and a time to uproot… Now, after eight years and over a thousand concerts later, I am writing this letter to tell you that the time has come for me to ‘uproot’ from this ministry and follow God with my husband to the next stage of life He wants to take us through together. I am so excited to see where God takes Josh and me as we seek to follow his leading in our marriage.”

Breana’s father, group manager Rich Crist, says, “We will miss Bre a whole bunch!  We are so thankful that God gave us these years with Bre and we will never forget the blessing of traveling and singing together side by side. Our love and support go with her and Josh as they step into the next stage of life together. Now…how ‘bout some grandkids!”

The changes don’t end there, as the family also announces that younger sibling Valerie will be stepping into the role:

The Crist Family is grooming sixteen year old Valerie Crist (Breana’s younger sister) to step into Breana’s alto role.  You will begin seeing Valerie on a limited basis starting in February on their three week long west coast tour. Breana’s last date with the Crist Family will be January 26th.

Crossroads Music Puts Up Previews Of New Releases

April 13, 2009 By: Aaron Category: Archie Watkins, Kingdom Heirs, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, The Crist Family

Crossroads Music has released previews of tracks from three upcoming releases: one from the Crist Family entitled Declaration, another from the Kingdom Heirs called When You Look At Me, and Archie Watkins’ debut solo album, Amazing Grace.

I’m especially looking forward to picking up a copy of the new KH one. Their last major release was in 2007, and this one will be a winner if it’s anything like True To The Call! The Crist Family’s new one sounds good as well, and considering that I’m not too familiar with their stuff, I may start by getting that project.