McCONNELL — The Dalton Gang will be the featured artist during the 4th Annual Outdoor Labor Day Eve Gospel Sing to be held on the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of McConnell beginning at 6 p.m. today.
The Dalton Gang is described as entertaining, talented and most of all music ministers. They skillfully blend music and testimony.
Their country style, superb family harmony and lively presentation has taken them coast to coast. The Dalton Gang has played at the White House in Washington, DC, on concert stages (Ohio State Fair, Dollywood, Renfro Valley, Kentucky Apple Festival), and many churches including Greentree Ministries in Atlantic City, N.J., and Dr. Stewart McBernie’s church in Glendale, Calif.
The Dalton Gang’s music is heard nationally on Christian radio and television. “There’s Always A Rainbow” and “There Is Strength In The Lord”, played by Salem’s southern gospel music network, Solid Gospel, sent encouragement to millions and prompted response from across the nation. Every single from “Fear Not The Journey,” their latest album, has charted nationally including “In The Storm” at No. 34, “Blessings Are Mine” at No. 6. They have been seen by millions on Christian television such as TBN, TCT, GMT, PTL, CTN, Daystar, Dove and many syndicated and local programs.
During the 1990s, the two Daltons joined Nashville’s music industry when a health issue forced the Dalton Gang into a sabbatical from full-time touring. Tom and Cheryl continued to be active by developing and establishing many other gospel music artists. Tom worked on Nashville’s Music Row where he was Marketing Director for Multimedia/Music City Newsʼ Gospel Voice magazine. He also founded Brentwood Talent and Marketing, a promotions and management company with clients such as the Crabb Family, Sparrow Records, Charlie Daniels, Marty Raybon, Andy Griffith, and Bill Gaither & the Homecoming Corporation. The mid-90s also brought the birth of their only child, Troye.
With the addition of Troye, the Dalton Gang is having the time of their life. In 2001, they again picked up their tour schedule and put the Dalton Gang back on the road. One highlight was during George W Bush’s presidency, when they were invited to sing at the White House for the Pageant of Peace/Christmas spectacular. Through this family’s dedication to the ministry, many souls have found hope and safety in Jesus Christ. Sincerity and dedication just begin to describe the Dalton Gang. They are real. Real people. Singing about real salvation and real hope through the Lord Jesus Christ.