Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Mountain Hope

"Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals." Psalm 150:3-5

I am beyond grateful to God to announce that two very special friends and I started a band called Mountain Hope! We are an acoustic band that performs Gospel, bluegrass, folk, and old-timey, classic country music, with some humor comedy relief thrown in. This is the music I was raised on. Many a family gathering was spent singing these songs, and they bring back so many precious memories to me. We aren't perfect, nor do we claim to be, but we all love the music so very much and are passionate about what we are doing. For me, Mountain Hope is a dear gift from God—the fulfillment of a lifelong dream that started way back when I started singing tenor on "Amazing Grace" with Mom and Dad in the car at the age of three. I have absolutely loved to sing ever since and to have the opportunity to do music with these two guys is a truly cherished gift for which I am eternally grateful.

Zach started a YouTube channel to keep up with our music, and if you would like to hear us and be notified when Zach uploads new content, please consider subscribing here! And please feel free to share our music with others. We would be most grateful for your support! 

To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, here is a video of us performing one of my all-time favorite songs ~ "My Tennessee Mountain Home" written by Dolly Parton. This song has always meant so much to me because even though I was not born in Tennessee, my Daddy was from Tennessee, and his love for the mountains and mountain music is such a huge part of my heritage and who I am and will always be. How I miss him! He would have loved being a part of what God is allowing Mountain Hope to do.

I hope you enjoy our music and it brings some downhome comfort your way!

Pat, Chuck, and Cheryl

 May God richly bless each one of you and meet your every need.

Much love, Cheryl

22 comments:

  1. Oh Cheryl, I love it! This is my kind of music too. I used to sing in a Bluegrass group and truly miss it. I was only able to listen to a couple of songs as I have some forms to fill out for doctors, but then I'll head back and listen to the rest. Congratulations my friend, on having a dream fulfilled.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Oh, Betsy! That is amazing! I had no idea you sang in a bluegrass group or that you love this kind of music! We have so much in common. No wonder we get along so well. Thank you for your kind words, sweet friend. Many blessings to you, too!

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  2. Good to see a post dear Cheryl. I plan to listen as soon with a cup of coffee in hand lady. Hugs and blessings to you. Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! Many hugs and blessings to you, too, my friend!

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  3. I’ve listened to your “My Tennessee Mountain Home” and loved it, dear Cheryl! You are so talented and I’m proud of you for sharing with us. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Kitty! I am so grateful for your friendship, support, and encouragement. God bless you, too, my friend!

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  4. This is wonderful, Cheryl! I love bluegrass/country music, too, and you are truly talented, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful tune with us today.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha Jane! I so appreciate your kind words and encouragement, my friend. God bless you!

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  5. Great job, my friend! :) Loved hearing this, as I was anticipating it for a while now. I'm so glad you are able to do this, as I know it brings you so much joy. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ang! It brings me more joy than I can even put into words - it is truly a lifelong dream come true, and I could never thank God enough. I am praying for you and thinking of you often, sweet friend. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. God bless you!

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  6. Oh Cheryl! This is such a dream come true for you! How thrilled my heart was to see you singing and playing such beautiful music! I will definitely subscribe, and look forward to hearing more of your videos. You have the voice of a sweet angel, and how wonderful to have such talented friends to play and sing with too! So thrilled for this exciting adventure for you, dear friend! Such a blessing of the Lord to orchestrate this little band, and I pray the Lord continues to bless you in this! With much love to you my dear friend :)

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    1. Dear friend, you are SO right when you say this is such a dream come true for me! Your kind words meant so much to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, encouragement, friendship, and for subscribing to our channel. Chuck and Pat are the salt of the earth, and I am so blessed that they allow me to do music with them. God is so good. Your prayers are such a gift. Sending much love back to you today!

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  7. I remember praying after I got saved that God would open a door for me to sing. Little did I know God had a plan already in place. I met a couple from the church who lived right down the street from me. We car pooled our kids together. She and her husband sang a heavenly music I had not been introduced to till salvation. I would sit in their basement and listen and cried at these song. The harmony touched straight to the core of me and the messages in the songs, simple, pure, true. Somewhere along the line I started singing with them and then we sang at church. Another friend of their sang with us, us three ladies formed a group called, Sweet Spirit. I LOVED IT , and thought we would continue to follow God's leading as we were beginning to be ask to sing at other churches. But, again God had a turn in my journey when we followed the leading of the Lord to go into overseas missions. I sang solo for a couple of years while we raised our support. I thought I would never sing overseas, but again, God wanted to use that part of my life. I sing very little now but after listening to you and the group sing I had a stirring to do so again. And a couple who go to our church came to mind. So I am going to go talk to them about singing with me. Let me say it again, I LOVE FIRST YOUR HEART CHERYL AND I LOVE YOUR MUSIC. You have encouraged my heart so much as I read your Godly wisdom through this blog. Your heart for others always come through your words. God's blessing to you is spilling over to others by the comments I have read and will continue to do so. Thanks you dear sister for being a willing servant of God.

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    1. My, how your words encouraged me this morning, dear Betty! I so appreciate and am so humbled by your sweet, kind compliments. And, I am SO thankful this post inspired you to get back to doing something you not only love so dearly, but you are called by God to do! PLEASE do contact that couple at church and start pursuing this God-given dream and talent again. And when you do, please let me know how I can listen and support your music! You will never know what your words meant to me this morning. May God richly and abundantly bless you, my dear sister and friend.

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  8. Oh dear friend, this just warmed my heart to watch! I am so very happy for you! Oh how God has blessed you with the desires of your heart. Thank you so much for sharing! I know Mountain Hope will be a blessing to all.

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your kind words! Yes! He certainly has blessed me with the desires of my heart. I could never, ever thank Him enough. I am so thankful for your sweet visit and kind words. God bless you always, dear friend!

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  9. visiting from Deborah and best wishes on your band; it does sound wonderful! my heritage is Appalachian and I've never felt more at home than in those Appy Mtns. Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, Sandra! I am so happy to meet you! That is so neat that you are from the Appalachian mountains! I've never felt more at home than in the mountains, too. They always make me feel so much closer to God. Thank you for the best wishes, and may the Lord richly bless you!

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  10. Cheryl, God is so good to give you the desires of your heart! This is so wonderful and refreshing! A special thank you to Zach for starting the YouTube channel. Blessings on your new venture!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. YES, God is so, so good. Thank you for your kind words to Zach. He does such an amazing job for us, and we are so grateful to the Lord and to him. I appreciate your sweet visit and kind words!

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