April 8, 2022

Exclusive Song Premiere: The Inspirations "Just As Long As Eternity Rolls"

The Inspirations will be releasing their new album A Pioneer Legacy on April 22 release. The project's title embodies this new step to perfection, serving both as a reminder of the storied quartet's origins - their very first album, released in 1966, was titled Our Pioneer Heritage - and as an acknowledgement that the group's history and deep catalog constitute a rich legacy to be carried on by a new generation.

One of the album's highlights is the song "Just As Long As Eternity Rolls." Group member Roland Kesterson has this to say about the song: "'Just As Long As Eternity Rolls' is one of the first songs the group recorded in 1966 and in fact, it was the title cut on the group's third album. The original master was burnt in a studio fire which made that particular album very obscure.

"It was one of the first songs we chose to learn when the present group started singing together. A song that gives the believer hope in these troubled times that when eternity begins for all of God's people, when Christ comes back to get us, we shall live on high far above the sky just as long as eternity rolls!"  


About The Inspirations

The Inspirations first formed in 1964 in Bryson City, North Carolina and became full time in 1969 after hosting their first "Singing In The Smokies" event. With a number of hit songs through the 1970s, the group rose to national attention and joined the Gospel Singing Jubilee Television program. In January of 1970, they secured their first #1 song on the Singing News Chart, "Jesus Is Coming Soon," marking just the beginning of their chart-topping success. In November of 1973, The Inspirations held the #1 spot for 12 months with "Touring That City." It was followed with the success of "When I Wake Up To Sleep No More" in 1974 and "Jesus Is Mine" in 1976. In 2001, The Inspirations recorded their first album with Horizon Records, titled Pure Vintage. The album's first song, "I'll Not Turn My Back On Him Now," returned the group to the top of the Singing News chart after 26 years. It was followed with more #1 tracks with  "I Have Not Forgotten" and "If You Only Knew." The Inspirations are Roland Kesterson, Wyatt Austin and Luke Vaught, with Archie Watkins, Eddie Deitz, Marlin Shubert appearing on special dates.