StowTown signs The Perrys

The Perrys sign with Stow TownStowTown Records, Ernie Haase’s and Wayne Haun’s label, announced this afternoon that they have signed a recording contract with The Perrys. The Perrys’ debut Stow Town release will come out in March 2014.

The press release included one other newsworthy tidbit: Alto Libbi Perry Stuffle, lead singer David Ragan, and baritone Bryan Walker were all listed as members; Tracy Stuffle was listed as bass singer for “selected dates and featured songs,” and Jared (JK) Stuffle was listed as “assisting on bass vocals.” This is the first public discussion of JK’s new vocal role with the group.

Ernie Haase commented: 

I have known Libbi and Tracy for about 20 years now. They are my favorite kind of people — humble and full of the love of Jesus. It is my honor to finally get to work with them. I believe the best is yet to come!

Tracy Stuffle added:

Lib and I, along with our guys, Bryan, David, and JK, are so excited about our joint venture with StowTown Records and Provident/Sony Distribution. We look forward to many years of a lasting relationship with both companies. We have always had a wonderful relationship with our long-time producer Wayne Haun, and are excited that this new chapter will still include him. We are very much looking forward to what the Lord and the future is gonna hold for The Perrys.

The Perrys were with Daywind since 1997, nearing and then reaching the top of the genre. This is their first label change in roughly a decade and a half.


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  1. Great news!

  2. Wow!

  3. Huge step for both parties here. StowTown has a really good lineup now and the Perrys have someone who I think might be able to take them even further than before!

    StowTown’s client list is pretty impressive now:
    EH&SS
    Doug Anderson
    Devin (I can’t spell his last name)
    Cathedrals stuff
    Collingsworth Family
    Beyond the Ashes
    The Browns
    and now the Perrys…WOW!

    Plus, that almost looks like a smile from Wayne. I guess he had to look up a little to force the smile back down!

    • Looks like I needed to refresh before making my last post. And I forgot the Browns anyways…

  4. StowTown is compiling a really nice roster lineup. In under three years, they’ve got a family group (Collingsworths), mixed group (Perrys), a trio (Beyond The Ashes), quartet (Signature Sound), and multiple soloists (Anderson, McGlamery, Haun, McVey).

  5. Wow! This surprised me. But I look forward to seeing how this goes!

  6. I bet a new recording is coming out soon! Can’t wait to see what is in store.

    • Yes, one is, and as a matter of fact, the release date is in the first paragraph of this post. 🙂

  7. Really looking forward to hearing a new cd with my buddy David on it! Not taking anything away from the group that I sing with, 🙂 but the style of The Inspirations can put some limitations on what a singer does vocally. I believe with the vocal freedom David has with The Perrys, we will see some awesome things out of him that I got to hear privately on the bus for 3 years. Lol The guy’s a singing machine!

    • Absolutely agree, Jon! Great comment.

  8. This is great news. So happy for them all.

  9. StowTown Records is the best SG record label, in my opinion. It’s definitely has some of my favorite groups: My second favorite quartet, my 2 favorite mixed groups, my favorite trio, and one of my favorite soloists! Plus, their pre-order events are very rewarding.

  10. Watching how the Stuffles have remained firmly on the solid Rock in these difficult times is an inspiration. They have not only made God and all of heaven proud, but all of us christians who have been observing. Libbi is a great example of how a God fearing wife must be when hard times hit. Unlike Job’s wife who passed on corrupt advice from the adversary of souls to her husband, Libbi has shamed the devil and spoken praise to the great God Jehovah. When on her wedding day she vowed to stay with Tracy in sickness and in health, never did she imagine going through what she has gone through, but it’s evident she meant it. More importantly, when she sings “if you knew Him like I know Him,” she means it.

    This couple is the real deal. They don’t travel and sing just to put food on their table, but because they are grateful to Him who puts food on their table. I can Imagine God boasting to satan saying, “have you considered my children Tracy and Libbi…?” Those beautiful smiles in that photo are a reminder that the shield of faith can still quench the fiery darts of the enemy, if we use it, we’ll be smiling even at the battle front where the war is most bitter. Smile on soldiers of the cross, press on for in due season you will be rewarded. God will repay you ten times for your trouble, and I believe this StowTown deal is just the beginning of greater things to come.