Among the latest accolades received by the two-time Grammy nominees were Country Song of the Year and Musician of the Year. Their song "Hear My Heart" yielded their latest award from the CD Expecting Good Things.
"The Country Song of the Year win for me was a very personal victory in that the song, 'Hear My Heart' was written during my battle with breast cancer in 2008," Sheri said. "I remember so vividly, sitting in the bus with co-writers Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey and working on this idea I had several years prior.
"I was in the middle of chemo treatments and had very little hair and very weak eyes as we penned 'Sometimes I feel no one's ever been in this place before, this is hard and I'm not sure that I can do this anymore'," she said. "It was raw. It was honest and I'm grateful for the recognition."
Musician of the Year honors for the third year in a row went to Madison Easter. "I'm always encouraged by any award, because it lets me know that I'm doing a good job and the people are liking it," he said. "I really appreciate our fans and their encouraging spirits."
The group will welcome friends from around the world to Lincolnton, Ga. for the Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming at the Lewis Family Homeplace, 1935 Lewis Family Road.
Among the world-class award-winning talent coming to help raise funds for the Lewis Family Homeplace Restoration Fund are Ivan Parker, Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long Show, the Perrys, the Lewis Tradition and the Primitive Quartet. The event is hosted by Jeff & Sheri Easter who will appear all three days.
The event is Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m. and new this year Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. Adult admission is $20 per day for Friday and Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Admission for all three days is $50. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information, visit www.JeffAndSheriEaster.com