Collingsworth Family: An old article

In my Internet wanderings, I came across this article on the Collingsworth Family from a year or two ago. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] It has quite a few interesting nuggets, such as this one:

Right now, all of the children hope to continue with their singing careers into adulthood with the family, rather than leaving to pursue solo careers. The family’s plan for the future includes adding in-laws and grandchildren until they have a full family choir.

And this one, with Phil Collingsworth explaining how they make time for family:

Collingsworth said they’re trying to spend every minute they can having fun with their children.

“We only get one shot at raising the children and making them first priority is very important to us, so making fond memories and talking a lot is where we place our emphasis,” he says. “Fortunately, we have a booking agency that understands this and they work very well with us in only booking the number of dates we want to sing.”

The Collingsworths don’t perform as many concerts as many of their peers in the gospel music industry do. Sometimes this creates a backlog of concert requests, but their agent has been able to work through these problems, allowing the Collingsworths appropriate time for family.

Check it out; it’s fascinating reading.

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  1. Just for the record, our group just did a concert with the Collingsworth Family this past weekend. They are awesome! Their tight harmonies coupled with Kim’s prodigious keyboard skills make for an incredible concert. I know that there has been much debate about entertainment vs. ministry, a debate that won’t be settled anytime soon. The Collingsworths are walking that fine line between the two. All I can tell you is that the most common phrase uttered by concert attendees as they exited the auditorium was “what an awesome worship experience”. Also,outside of the Gaither circles, I don’t know of anyone who can match the production quality of their recordings.