LOWESVILLE––Michael Wayne Smith will perform a free concert on March 11 at 5 p.m.
The Vineyard Church of Lowesville is the place to be, according to noted gospel singer and concert co-ordinator Carroll Cooke. And although the concert is free, as Cooke recently informed, a free-will offering will be taken up.
A longtime Christian singer-songwriter, Smith is based out of Oak Ridge, Tenn. In addition to his own material, he is also known for writing songs for other performers. His hit, “My Home,” has been heard on Christian radio stations around the country. His album, Welcome Home, remains popular to this day. Whilst he has many musical influences, Smith’s biggest interest has always been Southern and country gospel.
Smith and wife Kelley have two daughters. The family attends Big Emory Baptist Church in Harriman, Tenn.
Also on the bill will be the Churchmen. The Virginia-based group has been around for 34 years now. Members include baritone Keith Clark; Carroll Arnn on the guitar, banjo and violin; guitarist Jay Adams; and Greg Jones on the mandolin.
The Vineyard Church is located at 1062 NC-16 South in Lowesville, just down the road from Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The church features Southern, bluegrass and/or acoustic gospel concerts every Saturday evening.