Through more than 20 albums and thousands of live appearances, The Isaacs have helped build a bridge between bluegrass and Southern gospel music, combining stunning, folk-influenced harmonies with world-class instrumentation and award-winning songwriting.
The Isaacs carry on the bluegrass tradition of family bands. Drawing inspiration from the Marshalls, Ricky Skaggs, and others, they established a sound that married fiery bluegrass picking with vocals that owed more to Southern gospel. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical influences immerge from all genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country, contemporary acoustic and Southern gospel. Touring professionally since 1986, the band features vocalist and family matriarch Lily; standup bass player and son Ben Isaacs; mandolin player and daughter Sonya Isaacs; and guitar player and youngest daughter Becky Isaacs Bowman.
In 1993, "I Have a Father Who Can," an a cappella song, became the group's first Top 5 hit. They followed with their first No. 1 "From the Depths of My Heart," written by Ben and Sonya, which was named Song of the Year by both Gospel News and Gospel Voice. The groups hit songs also include "Stand Still," "He Understands My Tears," "If That Don't Make You Wanna Go," "Heroes," and "Elisha's Song It Is Well." The Isaacs have made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Their album Heroes was released in 2004 followed by Big Sky in 2007. In 2009, they released Naturally.
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