The Dartts: DARTTMUSIC HUB
SATURDAY UPDATE!! - "REPAIRED BUS"
Greetings from The Dartts! It's been an exciting adventure. At about 4pm Thursday evening we got "the phone call" from the repair shop. They were letting us know that their work on the bus was done & that they'd already taken the bus out for a test drive. After our concert that night in Grants Pass, Oregon, we loaded into our rental van & headed a few hours south toward the Sacramento area. Friday morning we arrived at the shop, transferred everything from the van to the bus, turned the rental van in, & got right back on the road headed northbound toward our weekend concerts in the Portland, Oregon area.
We've got a sparkly clean & new radiator & a shiny bright & new exhaust pipe & bellows, all operating perfectly. Anytime a breakdown & repair of this magnitude occurs you have a little heightened sense of awareness as you get started back out on the road with your vehicle, especially when it's 45 foot long & weighs almost 60,000 pounds. We definitely had the perfect trip on Friday to put the new repairs to the test… we headed right for the Ashland Pass, which tops out at 4,310 feet above sea level. The bus ran nice & smooth & the water temperature never got above 170 degrees, even climbing the mountains. Simply put… that's good.
The repairs ended up with a total bill for $12,911. In the meantime, more donations have come in through PAYPAL and some through the mail, some from individuals and some from churches, bringing the new total of donations toward repairs to $6,452. We are pressing on with our touring and praying and asking the Lord to continue to provide the finances to pay off this bill.
We are praising the Lord for the AMAZING response we have already seen with the donations that are coming in. We are praising Him for protecting us on the road, for allowing us to get to a safe place when we broke down… a place where we had electricity for the night & a van to borrow for the first few days. We are thanking Him for the fact that we only had to cancel 1 concert in all of this & we are thanking him that the repairs were completed in time for us to get back in the bus on Friday so that we didn't have to further disrupt our touring through Oregon & Washington & beyond.
Please continue to pray for the finances to be provided to pay off the repairs, = $6,459
If you feel led to send a gift to The Dartts toward the repair costs, you can;
Send a payment through PAYPAL to;
Mail a gift to;
Bus Repair Project
Greenbrier, TN 37073
Otherwise, you can;
Give us a call at 707-344-4140
Thanks & God Bless!
We started the year with only 3 bookings scheduled for the month of January… and one of them ended up canceling. We were wondering what might be in store… God knew. The first half of January, BJ and Stoney (with the help of so many caring volunteers) moved BJ's folks (Billy and Paula Speer) from Florida to Tennessee, where the Lord provided a wonderful little house for them just 10 minutes from us. BJ's Dad has Alzheimer's disease and they recently lost their home in Florida.
The last half of January, we found ourselves writing and practicing new music...
Tracy Dartt has written a multitude of Gospel songs. Many of them have become very well known. Some of them have become great international hits, and recorded by the biggest names in Gospel Music - artists such as The Cathedral Quartet, Jake Hess, Jason Crabb, Lynda Randle, The McKameys,The Dixie Melody Boys, The Weatherfords, The Lesters, The Regents of Southern California, Jessy Dixon, John Starnes, and countless others. This is a collection of a few of those songs, specifically songs that were heard throughout the one-of-a-kind, inspiring, biographical documentary movie, "The God On The Mountain Legacy" available from Dartt Media Group. Included in this collection are the first original recordings of "The God On The Mountain", "The Last Sunday", "Your Blesser Ain't Never Been Blessed", and "A Matter Of Policy". You'll hear classic recordings from The Weatherfords, Tracy Dartt, The Regents of Southern California, and The Victors. You'll also hear brand new recordings from The Dartts and from Tracy Dartt.
Let these songs take you back through your favorite inspirational moments of "The God On The Mountain Legacy"!
-"The God On The Mountain Legacy"
AS SEEN ON THE NRB TELEVISION NETWORK & FEATURED IN NOVEMBER'S ISSUE OF "THE SINGING NEWS"
"God On The Mountain"...
Experience this world class movie, a 90-minute film that is LIKE NO OTHER in Gospel Music...
There are times when the message of a song - a few words put to music - can move a heart or change a life. It can have more of an impact than a great novel or an epic film. Especially a song like "God On The Mountain". It's Message? GOD LOVES YOU, and His love for you is not dependent upon your circumstances. Whether you are down in the valley or on the mountaintop His love never changes.
"The God On The Mountain Legacy" is an inspiring documentary that explores the phenomenon of one of Gospel Music's favorite songs. Featuring stories and commentary from the song's author, Tracy Dartt, and the artists who made it a hit, The McKameys, Lynda Randle, and Lily Fern Weatherford. Also hear stories and thoughts on The Legacy and The Message Of Hope that is found in the Legendary Gospel Song, "God On The Mountain" from other Gospel legends, Ben Speer, Phil Cross, Eddie Crook, and others. "The God On The Mountain Legacy" will delight gospel music fans all over the world. Click on the image to the right to go to "OUR STORE", where you can order your DVD today!
Love the song? Love the movie? We invite you to experience more of them online and keep up to date with future "GOTML" news and releases by visiting www.GodOnTheMountainLegacy.com to participate! Also, become a fan of "The God On The Mountain Legacy" and "The Dartts" on FACEBOOK!
Here on DARTTMUSIC.COM...
Get up to date on the latest Dartt news & prayer requests on the "DARTT NEWS" page. Make sure to leave a comment & sign the "GUESTBOOK". Follow our travels in the "TOUR SCHEDULE" section! Take your time and listen to samples of our songs in the "LISTENING BOOTH"! Now there's OVER AN HOUR of music to listen to! It's now easier than ever to purchase our CD's in "OUR STORE"! Check out the latest Pictures in "PHOTOS"! Join our "E-MAIL LIST" for future announcements, newsletters, & prayer requests! THE DARTTS are pleased & excited to welcome you to our online experience here at DARTTMUSIC.COM!
God Bless! The Dartts
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