For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families-Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers, and Sheri’s mother is a member of the Lewis Family-they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.
They traveled and performed as part of the Lewis Family for several years. But in 1988 they decided it was time to strike out on their own, and they haven’t looked back since. Joining Jeff and Sheri on the road is their daughter Morgan singing harmonies, her husband, Landan Smith, who plays drums, Maura Grace, their youngest daughter, and cousin, Jared Easter on steel guitar, acoustic, mandolin and banjo.
Apart from their frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Jeff and Sheri have a heavy touring schedule of their own. “When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in,” Sheri explains. “We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying, and healing. We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control,”
Jeff and Sheri Easter
Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable tenor of our generation. Since 1982, he has been at the forefront of Christian music since first joining Gold City Quartet, then moving on to form his own group. Christian music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group at the Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Performance of the Year, “Say Amen,” in 2014 as well as “Long As I Got King Jesus” in 2006. Brian Free and
Assurance has also made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), Hee Haw (CBS), The “Today Show” (NBC), 27 of the “Gaither Video” series. In the summer of 2014, BFA was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley with his arrangement of Peace In The Valley.
The mission of Brian Free and Assurance is to lift up Jesus Christ through their music, see souls come to know the Lord as Savior and be an encouragement to Believers across the nation and abroad. They believe in helping others grow in their walk with the Lord by forming exhorting relationships with their fans and investing in them at concerts. Everything is done for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brian, Bill and Mike are passionate about their calling and they are unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.