A nationally-known gospel singing group will be coming to Jacksonville in early January.

The Talley Trio will be ministering at the First Assembly of God in Jacksonville, 221 N. Elm St., on Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.

"They are one of the most beloved and respected groups in Christian music," said Marty Stanhibel, a board member of the Jacksonville First Assembly of God. "The Talley’s have been featured with Pastor John Hagee, The Billy Graham Crusade, Dr. Charles Stanley, The Oral Roberts Ministries and six years with the Gaither Homecoming Concert Tour."

The Talley’s have preformed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry.

Stanhibel said said he is very excited that such a well known group is coming to Jacksonville.

"The Talley’s top priority in concert is to lift up Christ in their music while presenting the message with class and excellence," according to Stanhibel.

The east Tennessee family’s style of progressive southern gospel has kept them at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the "Talley" sound are their lush arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals.

They have enjoyed 10 number-one singles, with two streaks of consecutive chart-toppers. Their most awarded, recognizable and requested songs include the hits: Searchin’, The Healer, I Love The Lord, The Answer Is Christ, Jesus Saves, His Life For Mine, The Debt, The Broken Ones, That’s Enough, Life Goes On.

The Talleys perform over 100 concerts per year and their travels have taken them all over the world. Overseas tours have brought them to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. They regularly appear on the National Quartet Convention stage, the Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering. They have performed on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos and were fixtures on the Gaither Homecoming Concert Tour from 1999-2005.

Admission will be free but a free will offering will be taken, according to Stanhibel.