Hello, dears! I am delighted to once more highlight a chapter of our lives, fondly remembered by our family as our “singing career.” Besides the girls and I, only a few singing groups will ever know what it is like to able to sing 1940s songs to numerous crowds to help them remember our nation’s history. Every new spotlight we stood under brought us some of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had. This post is filled with links to past posts featuring those amazing moments of our career. But that’s not all! We have an exciting announcement about our CDs at the bottom of the post, so keep reading!
Our journey began before we were even born. Our Grandma and her sisters made up a Gospel trio group back when they were girls, like us. As Providence would have it, there came a time when it was necessary for them to break up. So Grandma prayed over her future progeny, that someone would carry on their ministry of song. Years later, we were having a voice lesson when our teacher handed us the sheet music for “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” We fell in love with the Andrews Sisters music and before we knew it, we were planning bigger things for our lessons.
Suddenly, we were no longer singing for ourselves. We were working towards singing for crowds of all types, with our main focus on the brave Veterans of WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War. God’s providential love pushed us forward all the way, and it didn’t take long for us to go from practicing our 40s repertoire in the basement to singing professionally at fairs, celebrations, and Veteran Reunions. Just a year or two down the road found us in a studio recording our first EP. One year later, we recorded our full album. Bigger gigs started coming our way, and we found ourselves booked for venues like the Cincinnati History Museum’s 1940’s Weekend, Remembering WWII in Linden, Tennessee, the USS Alabama, and even a trip to Washington D.C.
Life was good. It was good because all of it was from the Lord.
We did make mistakes along the way, though. If we tried to take singing into our own hands, we hit up against dry spells. God taught us to give everything to Him, and let Him do the work of providing the gigs. He also taught us that family comes first and a threefold cord is not easily broken. Oddly enough, that proverb, once a blessing, is now a drawback in some ways. Why? Well, when you work together on everything, you learn to rely on your sisters for support, encouragement, and fresh ideas. Simply knowing they are present with you whenever you need them is a security. It’s challenging to not have that anymore.
I can’t say that we weren’t forewarned about this either. Our Grandma phoned us one day for a chat about two years ago, and during that phone call, she warned us to never take our singing journey for granted and always count it a blessing to work together as one. She knew better than we that it might come to an end. She was right, but I don’t think even she knew how soon the end would come.
On the flip side, God is still BIGGER than endings. Remember, He created new beginnings, too. Our singing may be over, but our lives and this blog are going to go on until He decides that it is time to stop. Right now, there are no stop signs ahead. Instead, we can see a path of green lights and a bright future. Work focus can change, but it never stops growing.
“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much…” Luke 16:10
If you are at a point where you are wondering where you are going in life, go to our Father and ask Him right out what it is He would have you do. He will answer. He may not answer right away, nor all at once, but be patient. He will in due time.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Now for our big announcement: The Boyer Sisters album, originally priced at $15.00 (shipping included) is now discounted to $10.00 (shipping included)! So, have at it! Buy one for yourself, a friend, your mother, and Grandma! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, after all… 😉
What is your favorite snapshot from our singing career?
Love and blessings,
Jessica, the Eldest Sister