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The Isaacs’  release of their album 'The American Face' in 2021 included an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry and a GMA Dove Award nomination.  The creative departure for the award-winning family band is split between new material and classic covers.  

'The American Face' is a 12-song secular collection split between new material like the title track, released on July 2nd, 2021 as the lead single, and covers of classics like "More Than Words" by Extreme, "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago, "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles and “Forever and For Always” by Shania Twain.

Upon The Isaacs' release of 'The American Face' on the Opry, the group was joined on stage by  Opry member Ricky Skaggs with an invitation to become official Opry members.  They were formally inducted into the Opry family on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. 

The Isaacs first announced 'The American Face' through the album’s unifying title track which was released on July 2 with a concept video, produced and directed by Ben Smallbone and Andrea Royer.   The video of the group shows the Isaacs celebrating the beauty of the country’s diversity  in a poignant anthem.  

'The American Face'  is comprised of  both songs you remember along with some honest originals brought to you in  true Isaacs’ style.  The American Face draws inspiration from the many genres that have influenced the group’s musical style, including Country, Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Contemporary, Acoustic and Gospel. The 12-song collection was recorded in Nashville and produced by Ben Isaacs and Bryan Sutton.

The Isaacs’ cover of The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out.” “The Lennon-McCartney-penned tune has been  aged wonderfully and sounds just as musically and  lyrically thoughtful 55 years later in the capable hands of vocalist siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman and their mom, Lily Isaacs.  

The Isaacs are a multi-GRAMMY nominated family group with roots dating back to 1971, which began in part with matriarch Lily Isaacs as a folk singer recording for Columbia Records. Her three children Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, and Becky Isaacs Bowman join her in one of the most vocally compelling groups to hit the stage in many years. As 2020 Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees, this band of masterful vocalists, acoustic instrumentalists, and hit songwriters offers a unique style that only family harmonies can create. Add to that their contemporary style and you have a group that appeals to a wide-ranging audience.

 

Their remarkable sound has led to invitations from high profile contemporaries, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, John Rich, Paul Simon and many more, to sing on numerous albums and stages. Additionally, The Isaacs are one of the most requested to sing America’s National Anthem at events ranging from professional sporting events to Presidential rallies and many other special occasions. 

 

“One of the most exciting things for us is to sing to a listener that has never heard us before! We love to bring a message of hope, especially in a time when we all need it so desperately,” says the family. “We also believe that reaching new venues with our music can create a new audience for both the consumer and for us, and we are anxious to follow this album through doors that may not have otherwise been opened”, they conclude.

 

A portion of proceeds from the album will benefit The Bridge Ministry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Nashville, which exists to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope.

 

Since 2018, the Isaacs, first line descendants of Holocaust survivors, have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to bless Israel, specifically Holocaust Survivors, Israeli Defense “Lone” Soldiers, and orphans through their non-profit organization, The Isaacs Foundation.  This foundation works in conjunction with The Fishman Isaacs Israel Initiative (FIII). They also guide hundreds of guests biyearly on a pilgrimage to Israel and explore the Holy Land through a unique and exclusive lens, performing songs for their traveling guests and the locals throughout each trip.  

 

'The American Face' is a record the group has wanted to do for quite some time.  Since performing these new songs on tour the group is  receiving incredible feedback from their interpretations of the classic hits as well as the originals sitting alongside them. The title track is an ode to America; the good, the bad and the ugly, celebrating that we are all brothers and sisters and that our nation has always thrived on diversity. The song soars with Sonya’s velvet vocal as the missive paints a picture of who we are.  It is a powerful 3 1/2 minutes.

 

The Isaacs are frequent guests on the Grand Ole Opry, active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series, and perform over 100 dates a year to welcoming fans throughout the world. Having performed at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, The Isaacs have also entertained fans at CMA Fest, on the "CMA Country Christmas" special, as well as many professional sporting events, including The Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Tennessee Titans, Houston Astros, and Nashville Predators games.

 

The award-winning group has also performed on and been nominated for the GMA Dove Awards where they have earned seven trophies. Other award shows include the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, the National Quartet Convention Awards, and the Inspirational Christian Country Awards. Two of their recent projects, executive produced by NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, received consecutive GRAMMY nominations for “Best Roots Gospel Album” as well as a nomination for “Best Roots Gospel Song.” The Isaacs feel blessed to be able to travel and spread the message of hope and grace through song and story.

If you have not heard of The Isaacs before, treat your ears and your sole to a listen of their album 'The American Face', and be prepared to be blessed,  inspired and moved.