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O.Old Paths

Group Members

Tenor
Chad Dominey (2003-2005)
Jeff Schreiber (2005-2007)
Jeremy Peace (2007-2015)
Steve Ladd (2017-present)

Lead
Tim Wayne Rackley (2003-2015, 2017-Present)

Baritone
Doug Roark (2003-2015, 2017-Present)

Bass
Brandon Barry (2006-2008, 2010-2011)
Trent Adams (2008)
Daniel Ashmore (2011-2015, 2017-Present)

Piano
Joe Cox (???-2007, 2008)
Matt Clark (2008)
Trey Ivey (2010-2011)
Josh Townsend (2013-2015)

The Old Paths (2003-2015, 2017-Present)

History

Doug Roark and Tim Rackley (sometimes billed with his middle name as "Wayne Rackley") launched The Old Paths in the fall of 2003 after spending three years together as members of the Rowlands, a group based in Morristown, TN. The group name was suggested by Tim’s father, Lamar Rackley, inspired by Jeremiah 6:16: "...seek ye the old paths...and walk therein." The group began as a trio, but eventually converted to a quartet with the addition of Chattanooga, TN native Brandon Barry singing the bass part.

The Old Paths began their ministry concentrating on church services rather than concert venues. They have associated with and performed at the Georgia Baptist Convention, Dr. Jerry Vines Evangelism Ministries, Alabama Baptist Convention, and various Pastor's conferences and meetings. The group’s mission is to uplift, encourage, minister, and present the gospel through music, testimony, and God's word.

The group started gaining national attention with the addition of former Kingsmen tenor Jeremy Peace and the release of their Today project featuring the single “He Chose the Tree.” A young group getting national attention usually means more established groups start taking notice of the talent in the group. Brandon Barry left to join the Stamps Quartet and at the end of 2008, pianist Joe Cox and bass Trent Adams became members of the Blackwood Quartet. The Old Paths continued as a trio with Jeremy singing tenor and playing piano on selected songs. This lineup released three recordings.

In 2010 as they prepared to release their Wonderful Life recording, pianist Trey Ivey joined the group. Just after the project’s release, the group sent out word to expect a surprise at that week’s concerts. That surprise was the return of Brandon Barry, whose vocal was ultimately added to the new project.

The group released Simplicity in 2011, a project of requests recorded with a three piece band. The project was so popular that the group began work on a sequel almost immediately. Simplicity Too was released later that year with new bass vocalist Daniel Ashmore.

The Old Paths signed with Crossroads Music Group in 2012 and released Right Now in April of that year. The first two radio releases from that project, "Battle Stand" and "God's Great", reached the number one position on the Singing News Top 80 chart. The follow up project, These Truths, also included two number one radio singles, "Long Live The King" and "Love Them To Jesus".

In May 2015, the Old Paths announced that they were retiring from the road effective December 2015.

In January 2017, the Old Paths announced their return with previous members Tim Rackley, Douglas Roark, and Daniel Ashmore being joined by former Anchormen and Gold City tenor Steve Ladd. The group said they would perform limited dates allowing Ladd to continue his solo appearances. The newly formed group reestablished ties with the Harper Agency and Crossroads Label group.

Awards

Singing News Fan Awards
Favorite New Traditional Quartet (2013)

Discography

2003 Going To Where He Lives

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2004 For The First Time: The Fire Still Burns; They Raised Compassion; What God Cannot Do; I've Made It Home; For The First Time; Naaman; Servant's Heart; I've Missed Out; The Bottom Of The Hill; God's Word Will Stand. (Two versions of this project were released. The 2005 release features re-cut vocals by tenor Jeff Schreiber and bass Brandon Barry) (Chad Dominey/Jeff Schreiber, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2005 Live: I've Made It Home; What God Cannot Do; Intros; I'm Living In Canaan Now; Chad's Testimony; For The First Time; The Fire Still Burns; Tim's Testimony; I've Missed Out; Mansion Over The Hilltop; Douglas' Testimony; The Bottom Of The Hill. (Chad Dominey, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark)

2005 Life Again: Loving This Living For The Lord; Life Again; Little Is Much; Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; He Didn't Have The Heart; Don't Settle For The Grapes; Cross Medley; What A Day; Because Of You; Amen, That's Right; Things He Never Said. (Jeff Schreiber, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2006 Today: Is This What You Had In Mind; We'll Sing A Song; From The Cross To The Lost; Oh Bless His Name; He'll See You Through; Empty Bucket; Portrait Of Grace; He Chose The Tree; The Rock That Will Never Roll Away; We Will Go On; You Gotta Love The Love; What Will You Choose. (Jeff Schreiber/Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2007 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 1: I Never Shall Forget The Day; I'd Rather Have Jesus; I've Never Been Sorry; I Must Tell Jesus; I'm Living In Canaan Now; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Press Along; Heaven's Jubilee; He'll Hold My Hand; Jesus Is Coming Soon. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2007 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 2: Boundless Love; It Is Well; I'll Have A New Life; After All; Canaanland Is Just In Sight; He Loves Me; Somebody Touched The Lord; Guilty Of Loving Me; Echoes From The Burning Bush; One Day I Will; Hallelujah I'm Going Home; Won't It Be Wonderful There. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2008 Christmas Classics: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Angels We Have Heard On High; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Mary Did You Know; Joy To The World; The First Noel; Let It Snow; Oh Holy Night; Silent Night; The Christmas Song. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2008 Live In Pigeon Forge: Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; Jesus Is Coming Soon; We'll Sing A Song; Life Again; It Is Well With My Soul; Oh Bless His Name; Hallelujah I'm Going Home; Somebody Touched The Lord; Echoes From The Burning Bush; Look For Me At Jesus Feet; The Rock That Will Never Roll Away; I'm Living In Canaan Now. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

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2009 Signature Collection: Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; I've Missed Out; He Didn't Have The Heart; Oh Bless His Name; The Bottom Of The Hill; I've Made It Home; Going To Where He Lives; He Chose The Tree; Amen That's Right; He'll See You Through; Empty Bucket; Wedding Day; Life Again; The Fire Still Burns. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark)

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2009 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 3: Homeland; He's Still Living; I've Got A Feeling; He Restoreth My Soul; He Is Mine; My Lord Will Send A Moses; Windows Of Home; I Know A Man Who Can; Hello Mama; We'll Soon Be Done. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark)

2009 His Name Is Jesus: Winter Wonderland; The Little Drummer Boy; It's About The Cross; Children Go Where I Send Thee; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Oh Holy Night; His Name Is Jesus; Do You Hear What I Hear; I Have Seen The Light. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark)

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2010 Wonderful Life: I Get Excited; I Of The Storm; Mercy Decided; Wonderful Life; Paved With Grace; Too Far Gone; Calvary Touched; Saved By The Blood; Do You Have His Robe; He's The Foundation. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry’s vocal added after initial release)

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2011 Simplicity: Behold The Master Cometh; Sweet Beulah Land; There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Real Good, Feel Good Song; He's All I Need; It'll Be Joy; Leaving On My Mind; Oh What A Savior; Redemption Draweth Nigh; We Shall See Heaven Someday; Under Control; Wedding Music. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2011 Journey Down The Old Paths Collection A repackaging of the three Journey Down the Old Path recordings, with Daniel Ashmore's vocal added to Volume 3. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry/Daniel Ashmore)

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2011 His Name Is Jesus (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore) Re-released with Daniel Ashmore's vocal added

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2011 Simplicity Too: I Hold A Clear Title; Come On In; Do It By The Book; He Gave Me The Well; Holy Ghost Revival; I've Read The Back Of The Book; If That Isn't Love; Jesus, I Love You; Keep It Simple; Midnight Cry; He'll Never Let Go Of My Hand; He's Still In The Fire. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore)

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2012 Right Now: Battle Stand; He's My Song; Woke Up This Morning; Everlasting Yes; I Know My God Can Do It; I'm Saved; When It All Starts Happening; The Blood On My Hands; God's Great; Right Now. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore).

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2013 Simplicity Continues: Ever Since That Wonderful Day; When He Was On The Cross; I Wanna Get Closer; In The Garden; I'll Live Again; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; Until Then; Lord Do It Again; The Anchor Holds; I've Passed Over. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore).

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2013 These Truths (Sonlite Records/SL31302): We Are Those Children; Isn't That Why He Came; Enough And Then Some; We Hold These Truths; Love Them To Jesus; If It Were Not For Grace; I'm Just Passing Through; God Said I Love You; God's Gonna Do The Same For You And Me; Long Live The King. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Douglas Roark, Daniel Ashmore).

2014 Decade (Sonlite Records): The Fire Still Burns; Going To Where He Lives; Too Far Gone; Portrait Of Grace; Life Again; He's The Foundation; I Of The Storm; We'll Sing A Song; The Bottom Of The Hill; I've Missed Out; He Chose The Tree; I've Made It Home; He'll See You Through; For The First Time; He Didn't Have The Heart; Amen, That's Right; Do You Have His Robe; Wonderful Life; Oh What A Savior. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Douglas Roark, Daniel Ashmore)

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2015 Stay (Sonlite Records/SL31432): Have You Ever; You Never Cease To Amaze Me; What Did They Call Him; Just Can't Get Over; Washed In The Blood; How Great The Debt; Ordinary People; Stay; Oh What A Happy Morning; Out Of The Grave. (Jeremy Peace, Tim Rackley, Douglas Roark, Daniel Ashmore, Josh Townsend).

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