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Posted: October 30, 2009 12:01 a.m.

Watkins family appeals across many genres

The acoustic music of the Watkins Family will thrill audiences in Rutledge on Nov. 1.

The Watkins Family will bring their ministry to Prospect United Methodist at 3191 Prospect Road, Sunday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. in a special concert. A love offering will be received. For more information, call (706) 310-6206.

The group which includes matriarch Judy Watkins and her three adult children Todd, Lorie and Shanon continue a path sharing their love of Jesus through traditional music touring across the United States and Canada since 1982.

Their latest project "Heaven’s Worth Waiting For" is new in 2009 featuring a collection of new material.

The Watkins Family have received nominations for Impact Award and Female Artist of the Year from the Front Porch Fellowship hosted at the National Quartet Convention, Best Contemporary and Traditional Bluegrass Gospel Group by the Society for the Preservation of BlueGrass Music in America which hosts its annual awards in Nashville, and were also nominated as Best Bluegrass Act at the Coca-Cola Music Awards previously hosted in Atlanta.

The group broke new ground in becoming the first bluegrass gospel act to perform on Capitol Hill in the Capitol Complex in Washington D.C. attended by dignitaries from around the world.

For more information, visit www.watkinsfamilymusic.com.

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