Dixie Echoes hire Mike Jennings

The Dixie Echoes have hired Mike Jennings to be their new bass singer. Jennings, a graduate of Liberty University and former Navy serviceman, hails from Annapolis, Maryland. He had been singing with Deep Creek Revival (formerly the Bay City Quartet).

Jennings is 39 and has a wife, Emilee, and a twelve-year-old son, Alex. He says: “My family and I are thrilled to be a part of this distinctive ministry.  We have enjoyed the Dixie Echoes for many years now and look forward to what the Lord has in store for us!”

Jennings’ first concert with the group was in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania on July 29. He will be relocating from Westminster, Maryland to Pensacola, Florida.

Here is a video of him singing “Do You Hear what I Hear?”:

Here is another video, in an unscripted moment when the power went out: Old Ship of Zion.

Jennings has a pleasant, warm tone to his notes. It’s not hard to imagine him coming up to par with previous bass singer Trent Adams in very short order.

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  1. Let me be the first to say…WOW! Mike sounds great! I am really looking forward to hearing them together!

  2. Congatulations Mike. I look forward to hearing you with them soon.

  3. Great voice and great tone!

  4. Looks like I couldn’t even get the former group’s name right….If I may give an excuse, it was late (~2 AM)

    I was just so enamored with his voice last night that I kept clicking on different videos to hear more. They made a great hire!

    • Well, the group had two names. 🙂

      What I’m hearing is that even these videos don’t do him justice.

    • You got both name correct. Good job.

      • Thanks! 🙂

      • Thanks, Jeff!

  5. Nice to see a Northerner singing in a group. He will like Pensacola as we visit there all winter.

    • Maryland residents are northerners? 🙂

      • I’d say so. Especially in the context of Southern Gospel.

      • Which side of the Mason-Dixon line were they on?

      • I guess it was South. But I wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow at “southerner,” somehow. I guess the Floridians for sure think so!

      • What raised my eyebrow was that it was a Minnesotan making the case that Maryland was a northern state!

      • Oops, I meant to say Northerner, actually. But having no familiarity with those states (while you’re living there), and the Mason-Dixon line having come out against me, I think I should cede the point to someone who lives nearby. 😀

      • Oh, I wouldn’t say that I live nearby; I’m 7 hours from the nearest point on the border, but 8 1/2 hours from Boston.

        Perhaps ironically, though, there are points in the eastern part of my own state – the outer banks – which would actually take longer to reach! 🙂

      • Blackstone is Minnesotan? Or were you talking about me?

      • I was talking about you. 🙂

      • Here’s some pertinent information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Maryland#Maryland_in_the_Civil_War

        Basically, they didn’t secede, thanks to their governor, but they remained a slave-holder state until after the Emancipation proclamation. Lincoln was so unpopular that there was a county where he received only one vote. About 25,000 Marylanders served in the Confederate forces.

      • Us Marylanders don’t take kindly to being called Northerners. Lol

      • Thanks, Jeff! And woo-hoo, I was right!

      • Wow, I had NO idea!