Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick put their signature twist on Goodman classics, featuring the songs that have become timeless hits and fan favorites.
When They Ring The Bells Of Heaven
The Eastern Gate
Had It Not Been
The Word Is Mercy
There’s Been A Lot Of Changes
Knowing You’ll Be There
The Answer’s On The Way
I’m Dying To Tell You
The Longer I Serve Him
I’m Too Near Home
Release Date: August 25, 2017.
GOODMAN REVIVAL - Still Happy
“Still Happy” finds Goodman Revival doing what their fans love best—recording new songs and putting their signature twist on some of the most popular hits originally performed by the Happy Goodman Family. This award-winning group, a mainstay among the Gaither Homecoming family of artists, is made up of Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick, each of whom is a seasoned Christian music veteran and two of whom are former vocalists with the Happy Goodman Family. That rich, musical inheritance remains evident on the new “Still Happy” recording, which was produced by the three group members.
Goodman Revival fans will be happy to hear “Still Happy,” which features such Goodman staples as “Had It Not Been,” “The Lighthouse,” “I’m Too Near Home,” “When They Ring The Bells Of Heaven,” “The Answer’s On The Way” and more. The recording also includes the group’s unique rendition of the Bill Gaither-penned classic “The Longer I Serve Him.” The songwriter credits include such household names as Rusty Goodman, Aaron Wilburn, Phil Johnson, Joel Hemphill, Tim Hill, Ronnie Hinson and Suzanne Jennings among others.
Also included on the new release is “The Eastern Gate,” which Johnny Minick describes as his all-time favorite Goodman song, as it evokes memories from the ‘70s when he played piano for the Happy Goodman Family. Another favorite tune of Minick’s on the new release is the barnburner “When They Ring The Bells Of Heaven.”
“We have been working on this release for about 18 months,” described Tanya, a Grammy Award winner. She continued, “A lot has happened to us during that time. We have enjoyed being in concert on the road and meeting with friends who are moved by our music. We are loving our grandbabies. I went through a battle with cancer. Life has been ‘happening’ all around us—as it does for everyone—and we count ourselves blessed. We are still grateful for this opportunity and ‘Still Happy!’”