The Whisnants will be appearing at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward on Friday, March 21. The concert is set for 7 p.m.

"We are sure looking forward to coming to Ward. We keep a busy schedule, but we haven’t been to Arkansas too many times. It is going to be a good time!," Jeff Whisnant said in a recent phone interview.

The Whisnants’ upcoming appearance in Ward is a part of the 50th anniversary celebration for First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

"We feel honored to have been selected as the group to sing for such an event," Whisnant commented. "Fifty years is certainly a milestone."

For more than two decades, The Whisnants have enjoyed a lot of success in their genre. To date, they have scored numerous Top 40 gospel hits with 13 of those reaching number one on the charts.

"God has been so good to us," Whisnant acknowledged. "When we started, I prayed for consistency and for us to be able to share His word through songs. He has brought us to this point. He can take you places and open doors beyond our imagination."

The Whisnants’ list of hits include "What You Took from Me," which was named the 2003 Chart Song of the Year by Singing News Magazine. The following year, they won the award again with "Even in the Valley."

Last year, the group received a lot of acclaim and praise for their single "All Is Well."

"If I compiled all of the messages and emails that I’ve received about that song, I could write a book," Whisnant stated. "It has helped a lot of people get through a difficult time and allowed them to minister to someone they know who is going through a tough time.

"That is what these songs are about." he continued. Every night we sing, there are people in the crowd going through a tough time. These songs minister to people and bring comfort."

The Whisnants’ current album is entitled "That’s Why We’re Here." The release features their current single, "He Can Move That Stone."

For their upcoming appearance at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, there is no admission charge, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call 501-628-1838 or 501-850-2056.

Beebe native Charles Haymes is a member of the Country Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Email him at