Gospel group to visit

Linton Tibbetts has teamed up with sisters Maxine, Maureen and Pansy of the Bodden family to bring the Kingdom Heirs Quartet to the Cayman Islands.

The group is a Southern gospel quartet that has been performing at Dollywood at in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for more than 25 years.

It is estimated that the Kingdom Heirs perform before more than 2 million people each year, which is said to be more than any other Southern gospel group.

The Kingdom Heirs Quartet will perform in the Cayman Islands on the following dates: 13 January at the Aston Rutty Centre in Cayman Brac at 7.30pm; 15 January at the Family Life Centre in Grand Cayman at 7.30pm; 16 January at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church at 10am.

All performances are free and open to the public.

“I first heard the Kingdom Heirs Quartet play many years ago, and ever since that time, I have been trying to persuade them to come here and perform, so this is a dream come true for me,” said Mr. Tibbetts.

“Everyone is invited to come out and see them here, and once your do, you’ll want to see them again in Dollywwod near Gatlingburg. Tennessee,” he said.

Maxine Bodden said, “The Kingdom Heirs are so talented that it is such a joy for my family to help bring them here. Just to hear their harmonious voices singing in worship and praise will be a real blessing.”

The group is from the mountains of East Tennessee and widely recognised as one of Southern gospel’s top male quartets. They began singing at the Silver Dollar City theme park, which is now Dollywood.

In 1986, when the theme park took on its new name, The Kingdom Heirs were asked to become the resident gospel group, and this year, both the Kingdom Heirs and Dollywood celebrate 25 years.

Some of the awards the group has been nominated for include the Southern Gospel Music Association awards and the Singing News Fan awards. They have had 21 songs nominated for Song of the Year. Their hits include He Locked the Gates and The Empty Tomb Says It All.

Steve French, the quartet’s manager, said, “We are so excited to be coming to the Cayman Islands. … Singing gospel music in the Cayman Islands will be very special and the highlight of our career.”

For more information, call 925-7487.


The Kingdom Heirs Southern Quartet. – PHOTO:SUBMITTED