March 23, 2022

Gospel Music Fanfair Welcomes Candy & Jeremy

Gospel Music Fanfair welcomes Candy & Jeremy Wednesday-Friday Night, May 11-13, 2022, at The Center for Rural Development, Somerset KY.

Candy and Jeremy are an acoustic duo based out of Nashville, TN and whose roots run deep in gospel music. Candy is the daughter of Coleman Looper one of the founding members of the Original Looper Trio in the 60s. Later, he started Coleman Looper and the Wat Travelers his own family group and was signed with the Eddie Crook company on Morning Star Label. 

 During the late 1970s Coleman founded, organized and managed the popular Grand Ole Gospel Barn in Crossville, TN. With Marie, his wife, and their 6 children, they operated it for more than 20 years, and this is where Candace (Candy) the youngest of the siblings would get her start in gospel music. "I can remember her as early as 2 years old on the barn stage singing," shares Marie Looper, Candy's mother. "From birth, Candy was raised on the road with us and her 5 siblings." At age 11, Candy would begin her journey singing full time in the family group, the Coleman Looper Family. 

 Jeremy joined the Coleman Looper Family full time in 1997 continuing till the last performances in late 2018, making appearances at churches, camp meetings, concerts, festivals and numerous tv programs such as: TBN Praise The Lord and others. Jeremy grew up around music and singing in church his entire life. His passion for playing music came at an early age by playing drums in his home church where his parents Terry and Kathie Bear pastored in Nashville. 

 "From the moment I met Candy, we were inseparable,' states Jeremy, "because we both share the same love for gospel music." Now embarking on a brand new journey, Candy and Jeremy along with Colter and Kayden, their  sons, are determined to spread a message of love and hope with their new album Worth The Journey. Jeremy wrote the title song, because "God gave me a message and out of the message, He gave me a song." The song delivers a message that no matter what struggles, life may bring, Jesus reminds us to keep pressing forward because heaven is "Worth The Journey".

Candy and Jeremy were recently signed by Copper Lily Records, a division of MC1 Nashville and distributed by The Orchard, a subsidy of SONY Music.

18th Annual Gospel Music FanFair,  May 9 - 14, 2022 Center For Rural Development,  2292 U.S. Hwy 27,  Somerset, Kentucky 42501

Six days and nights of live Gospel music, fellowship, and family fun! 

 Morning Worship, Artist Showcases, Meet & Greets, Matinees and  Evening Concerts.

For more information visit  or call 205-662-4826