LOWESVILLE – A pair of family bands will come together at Living Word Ministries Saturday, July 13, for the first of two July installments of the Lowesville Gospel Concerts series.
The Mylon Hayes Family hails from Hudson and consists of parents Mylon and Wendy, their 20-year-old twin sons Conner and Bailey, and their only daughter, 16-year-old Kennedy. The family plays multiple shows throughout the southeastern U.S. each weekend, with Kennedy being homeschooled, allowing them the flexibility needed to travel.
Mylon Hayes was born and raised in Boone, where he grew up singing in his family band, The Hayes Family. Wendy, whom he married in 1995, grew up in Morganton, where she sang in her church choir throughout her childhood.
The family’s self-professed desire is to “lift up the Lord with the music they sing, pointing people to the cross,” according to their website, themylonhayesfamily.com.
The band has released two albums, “Devoted” and “Enjoy the Journey,” as well as a Christmas album that includes classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
The Mylon Hayes Family will be joined by the Rogers Family, a southern gospel group based in Georgia.
The band’s patriarch, Steve Rogers, was born in Gaston County but moved to Georgia with his wife, Denise, in the 1980s.
Steve and Denise have four boys, including a set of twins, and one daughter, who’s the youngest of the five children. Two of the boys are now married with kids of their own, and their wives sing with the band as well, making for quite the ensemble.
Like The Mylon Hayes Family, the Rogers Family performs with the purpose of ministry through song and word, hoping to touch the hearts of their audience.
The band released an album, “Shouting Time,” in 2014, which contains 17 tracks and is described by the family as “alternative southern gospel.”
The show is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Living Word Ministries. The concert is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted.