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The Kingdom Heirs Bio
Kingdom Heirs Biography
From the Mountains of East Tennessee, Southern Gospel Music fills the air and is the home of The Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel Music’s top Male Quartets. The group started performing in local churches and concert halls and as their music and message spread to a wider audience, so did their popularity and demand. Later in 1982 they began singing at the Silver Dollar City theme park, which is now Dollywood. In 1986 when the theme park took on their new name, The Kingdom Heirs were asked to become the resident gospel group and now this year, both The Kingdom Heirs and Dollywood will be celebrating 33years together. Not only are they one of Dollywood’s favorites, but a favorite to millions everywhere.
The Kingdom Heirs have been nominated many times for industry awards such as The SGMA Awards, Dove Awards and The Singing News Fan Awards. Winning Newcomer Group of the Year in 1989, the group has been a constant favorite. Their latest album "The Last Big Thing" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, October 2017. The latest award is 2017 Band of the Year, which the band also won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. They have also had many top ten songs, and currently have had 43 top 5 songs in a row and 11 number 1 songs including "I'll Know I'm Home", "The Borrowed Tomb", "Just Beyond The Sunset" (Nominated for Song of the Year), "Just Preach Jesus" (Nominated for Song of the Year), "Tell Me Why" and "He Locked The Gates". Two songs "The Chain Gang" and "Pieces" off of their highly successful album, "A New Look" were nominated for a Dove Award in 2016 and the most recent album “The Last Big Thing” debuted #1 on the Billboard Chart. Over the past years they have had 29 songs nominated for Song of the Year.
With a nine-month schedule performing to thousands of people a year at Dollywood, the group also tours for eight weeks, January through March. All of their tour scheduling is done in house. Recording for Crossroads Marketing on the Sonlite Records label, they are distributed nationally in retail, Christian Book Stores and Internet. Their latest recordings include, The Last Big Thing, Something Good, A New Look, Redeeming The Time, We Will Stand Our Ground, By Request, Songs From The Redbook Series, Glory To God In The Highest, The Heart of Christmas, Its Christmas, When You Look at Me, True To the Call and White Christmas CD.