“New Day is a terrific band from the Ocoee/Old Fort area,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly show. “The band is comprised of talented young people from age 10 to 20.
The group features five members who share the McNelly last name — and all are siblings or cousins. Ethan sings lead and baritone and plays guitar. Hannah sings lead and alto and plays fiddle. Chole sings lead and tenor and plays mandolin. Nathan sings bass and plays guitar. And, the youngest member of the group, 10-year-old Silas, plays bass guitar. Riley Peak helps round out the band on banjo with Joseph Flores keeping the rhythm on the drums. The groups leader, Danny Marshall, helps out on the bass.
“New Day offers up a wide range of music and just released their first CD,” said Nichols. “We’re more than pleased to feature them on the Jubilee.”
There is no admission to the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee, and the public is invited. It’s a casual, come-as-you-are evening and an offering is taken for the headliners.
Regulars on the Jubilee include Southern Gospel singer Amy McAlister, singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, Emily Varnell, and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church, in the Dockery Heights community between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. The address is 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland TN 37323.
The show features both Gospel and moral secular music performed in a variety of genres.