May 7, 2024

The Knight Family "The Commission"

Hailing from the same hills that brought the world The Carter Family and Mountain Gospel favorites like the Singing Cookes & McGlothlins, The Knight Family is steeped in Southern Gospel and Appalachian music.  The family has been traveling all across America since 1986 singing the praises of the Savior.  Group matriarch has been singing for 56 years, since her teenage years, having travelled millions of miles carrying the Gospel in song.  Oldest son Adam is a minister, musician, and vocalist who has produced countless albums for other artists and plays in studios around the country. His testimony includes a fall from grace which led to a 5 year stint of incarceration in Tennessee and Virginia.  After rededicating his life to the Lord he preached over 200 sermons, and saw over 400 inmates saved.  His wife, Angel is the daughter of prolific Bluegrass songwriter and Dove award recipient, Homer Jackson.  Angel brought her mountain soul to the group in 2013, from a rich Bluegrass and acapella heritage.  

The group has charted over a dozen songs in the Singing News charts. These include the most well known, I'll Stand For The Blood, My Life Has No Meaning Without Jesus, There is A Refuge In Jesus,  Live In Me, Hometown in the Sky, and I Believe, Help My Unbelief. The group has  traveled coast to coast in concerts, revivals, campmeetings, benefits, and once did a Wal-Mart tour. Along with many local and regional newspapers, The Knight Family appeared in Singing News, Christian Voice, SGN Scoops, U.S. Gospel News, Gospel Voice and Hallelujah Times magazines. In September of 2015 and 2016, the family travelled to LeMars, Iowa to receive the "Vintage Recorded Gospel Album of The Year" from the National Roots Commission for their last two albums.  The family now maintains a schedule with close to 170 concerts per year in 32 states.

The family has shared the stage with many well known artists such as Jeff & Sheri Easter, Ralph Stanley, Rascal Flatts, Hoppers, Triumphant, Shenandoah, Sammy Kershaw, Ben Haggard, Ashley Campbell, The McKameys, The Primitive Qt., The Bowling Family,  The Perry's, The Singing Cookes, The Nelons, LuLu Roman, Dale Ann Bradley, The Kingsmen,  Inspirations, Michael Combs, Kevin Spencer, The Spencers, Barbara Fairchild, The Greene's, George Hamilton IV and many more. National speakers such as Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty, Franklin Graham, Zig Ziglar and Bobby Allison have all appeared on programs with the group.  

The Knight Family has appeared at the Ark Encounter, Elvis' Graceland Mansion, National Quartet Convention, Singing in the Sun, and many of Southern's Gospel music premier events.

The Knight Family is now 11 albums in with the new lineup.  In 2019, a 12 song Bluegrass Gospel album entitled "The Book, The Blood, The Blessed Hope" was released.  It featured several originals from the collective pens of the group, as well as classics such as "My Hope is in the Blood" and "Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of that City."  Guests on the album include Bluegrass legends Tim Stafford, Adam Steffey, Jason Burleson and Michael Cleveland.  The album netted 1 top 10 and 1 top 5 radio single in Singing News Bluegrass Charts and ranked by Airplay as the most downloaded BG album for 2 months.  

2020 and 2021 witnessed the release of "It's Southern Gospel Y'all" and "So Many Yesterday" featuring the most legendary musicians in Nashville, including Charlie McCoy, Gordon Mote, Gary Prim, Kelly Back, Wanda Vick and more.  

After taking a year off for local church work, the Knight Family is back in full force for 2023.  With an upcoming album, "Just Can't Help But Sing," a calendar full of dates and a renewed burden for ministry and music the group is expecting a wonderful year of worshipping with believers all over the country.


Adam Knight