The Williamson Family began singing together as a group in 1969 with Woody and Pinky Williamson and their children Donnie and Tennie. They held concerts and revival meetings in Oklahoma and the surrounding states. The group was reorganized in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. This group officially changed their name to The Williamsons in 2008. Members of the Williamsons today include Donnie Williamson and his wife Lisa, their children Sadie and Olivia Williamson, Darin Hebert, Karl Rice, and Bo Chesser.
The group’s mission statement is more than just a statement. It is the heartfelt desire of every member of The Williamsons. It simply says “The Williamsons will share the Gospel through music in order to see the lost come to Christ, the Christian uplifted, and provide quality Christian entertainment all for the glory of God.” They travel across the United States and around the world sharing their unique style of Christian music in large concert halls, on cruise liners, and in churches of all sizes and denominations. They proudly support The Gospel Station, its World Mission Team, and its other related ministries. The Williamsons have participated in mission trips to the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Kenya. Through their ministry endeavors, both in the local church and on the mission field, they have seen over 25,000 lives changed! More mission trips for the future are already being planned.
The Williamsons have produced more than a dozen recordings with much of their material written by Lisa, Karl, and Donnie. Several of their songs have reached the Singing News top 40, the prevailing chart for Southern Gospel Radio. In December 2015, the group achieved their first number one song, “Shout”. Their music is regularly played on southern gospel radio stations, including SiriusXM EnLighten.
Over the past few years, The Williamsons have won several awards. In 2016, their song “Shout” won the award for Traditional Song of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. In addition, they have won three Diamond Awards. In 2016, they received a Diamond Award for Song of the Year for “Shout” and Album of the Year for their recording Tell Somebody. They won a Diamond Award for Mixed Group of the Year in 2017. They have also been nominated twice in the top five for Favorite New Artist for the Singing News Fan Awards.
The Williamsons are booked by The Dominion Agency and are managed by Les Butler and the Butler Music Group. Visit www.williamsonsmusic.com for more information.
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