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T.Talleys


Talleys (2008)
L-R: Debra Talley, Lauren Talley, Roger Talley

Group Members

Soprano
Lauren Talley (1995-Present)

Alto
Diane Talley (196?-197?)
Debra Talley (1983-1993, 1995-Present)

Tenor
Kirk Talley (196?-19??, 1983-1993)

Lead/Tenor
Roger Talley (196?-19??, 1983-1993, 1995-Present) (also played keyboard)
Brian Alvey (2011-2013)

Keyboard
Roger Talley (196?-19??, 1983-1993, 1995-Present) (also sang vocals)

Bass Guitar
Mike Crider (19??-19??)

Talleys (196?-19??, 1983-1993, 1995-Present)

Siblings Roger, Diane, and Kirk Talley sang together as the Talley Trio in the late 1960s when they were children. They appeared on a Virginia television show called Huff-Cook Gospel Sing and recorded at least two albums (More Than Enough and Happy Sounds). This exposure opened the door for Roger to work on a recording session for Tilford Salyer. In 1974, it was Salyer who gave Roger's name to Claude Hopper. Roger had graduated from college by this point and started a career with the Farmer's Home Administration (a division of he US Department f Agriculture). He auditioned to play piano for the Hopper Brothers & Connie and took a cut in pay to join the group.

Roger married Debra Spraggs in 1978. By this point, his younger brother Kirk was singing tenor with the Hoppers. When Kirk joined the Cathedrals in 1979, Debra took Kirk's place in the Hoppers. Debra remained with the Hoppers until 1982 when she took some time off the road to give birth to a daughter, Lauren.

It was around this time that Kirk suggested launching a new trio. Roger and Debra agreed to leave the Hoppers and Kirk resigned from the Cathedrals in late 1982. Billed simply as "The Talleys," the new trio launched in January 1983. They released two table projects that year before ultimately settling at the legendary Canaan Records label. The 1980s were a time of change in musical styles, but The Talleys were able to walk a fine balance that appealed both to traditional fans and fans of the emerging inspirational/contemporary market. They had success with songs like "Work Of Heart" and "Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb." Their biggest hit, "Sweeter As The Days Go By," came in 1986, when they had the number one song on the Singing News chart for four months.

This second version of the Talleys retired in 1993 so Roger and Debra could spend time at home raising their daughter, Lauren. Kirk began a solo ministry at this point, and Roger got his license to sell real estate. By this point, Roger was also getting regular calls to produce records for other artists.

In 1995, a local bank asked Roger to put together a Christmas program. Roger, Debra, and Lauren rehearsed with some old Talleys tracks with Lauren singing Kirk's part. This appearance led to more calls for concerts, so in 1996, Roger and Debra decided to return to singing full-time along with Lauren.

They were billed as the Talley Trio, and by 2000, they had returned to the top of the Singing News chart with an exciting song titled "Searchin'" that featured a duet with Lauren and Jason Crabb. A string of number one songs followed including "The Healer" in 2002, "The Answer Is Christ" and "I Love The Lord" in 2003, "Jesus Saves" and "His Life For Mine" in 2004, "The Debt" in 2006, "The Broken Ones" and "That's Enough" in 2008, "Life Goes On" in 2009, and "Up Above" in 2014.

In 2001, the Talley Trio released a live album featuring Roger, Debra, Lauren, and Kirk titled Talley Reunion: Live After Eight Years. In 2003, the Talley Trio released another special CD recorded with Roger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R C Talley, titled The Talley Family.

Lauren married former Tribute Quartet tenor singer Brian Alvey in 2011. Alvey also joined the group, so the "trio" designation was dropped, and the group was again billed simply as "The Talleys." Alvey left the group in 2013 to work full-time in the insurance industry.

In addition to recording with her parents, Lauren has recorded several solo CDs. Her 2017 release The Gospel features several songs she co-wrote. She also produced the CD.

Awards

Singing News Fan Awards:
Horizon Group (1997)

Discography


19?? More Than Enough: (Diane, Kirk, Roger).

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197? Happy Sounds (Skyland Records/LP-4117-S): Get All Excited; I Won't Have To Worry Anymore; I'm Going Up; No One Cares Like Jesus; I've Got Confidence; Ten Thousand Years; I'll Soon Be Gone; I'll Trade The Old Cross For A Crown; The Best Is Yet To Come; The Lighthouse; He Did It All For Me; The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power (Diane, Kirk, Roger, Mike Crider).

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1983 As For Me And My House (Custom Records/AOH-25): As For Me And My House; Step Into The Water; God's On Our Side; They Could Not; Everywhere I Go; I Know What Lies Ahead; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; What A Meeting; I Know A Man Who Can (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1983 Lift Up Your Voice (Custom Records/AOH-31): Great Is The Lord; I'm Happy In The Lord; Heavenly Honey; Jesus I Believe What You Said About Heaven; Love Them While You Can; When I See His Face; Holy Ground; We Shall Behold The King; Come On Over; When Jesus Breaks The Morning (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1984 Wherever I Am (Canaan Records): Wherever I Am; Let The Whole World Sing; Thinking About Home; Naaman; Magnify Him; Praise You; Oh, How Sweet; Let Faith Hold You Up; No Other Word For Grace But Amazing; Free At Last (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1985 Work Of Heart (Canaan Records): Let The People Rejoice; We Shall Stand; Hallelujah I Will Praise Him; Instrument Of Power; If It Had Not Been; Sweeter As The Days Go By; Work Of Heart; Living Water; Gimme Gimme Take Take; Worthy The Lamb (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1986 United (Canaan Records): It Runs In The Family; I Can Touch Him; Worship The Name Of The Lord; We're Building Temples; It Must Have Been Someone; Triumphantly The Church Will Rise; Thereís Still Power In The Blood; Yes Lord Yes; Worthy Of Your Praise; This Same Jesus. (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1988 For Every Generation (Canaan Records/7019965636): God Of My Praise; Godís Gonna Send Revival; Hold On To The Years; We Are Still The Church; Sins Are Gone Forever; For Every Generation; All Over The World; Never Thirst Again; The Word Impossible; There Is A Savior (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1988 A Family Christmas (Canaan Records): The Noel Medley; Grandma's House; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Away In A Manger Medley; His Excellent Greatness; The Caroling Medley; Sleigh Ride; The Home For Christmas Medley; I Can Still Celebrate Christmas; The Christmas Song (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1989 Typical Day (Canaan Records/7019978533): Typical Day; Friend In The Fire; Unmerited Favor Of God; When You Speak The Name Of Jesus; Hallelujah Praise The Lamb; Get The Bride Ready; Lonely People; Close To The Well; My Redeemer Is Faithful And True; Center Of My Joy. (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1990 Love Will (Word Records): How Many Ways Can We Praise; Love Will; He Is Here; The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail; Radiant Lamb; God Is Able; Simple Love; My Faith Grows; Not The Half Has Been Told; Letís Keep Prayiní For Each Other (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1992 A Night To Remember (Word Records/7019297609): Let's Talk About Jesus For Awhile; He Won't Take Back One Promise; Medley: Sweeter Each Day/Typical Day/Sweeter As The Days Go By/Thinking About Home/If It Had Not Been/God's Gonna Send Revival; There Is A Refuge; Past Your Past Intro; Past Your Past; God Is With Us; There Is A Name; He Is Here; Blessed Assurance; I Will Praise Him; Medley: Hallelujah Praise The Lamb/ God Of My Praise/No Other Word For Grace But Amazing/We Are Still The Church/Triumphantly The Church Will Rise/Hallelujah Praise The Lamb (Reprise) (Roger, Debra, Kirk).

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1996 Roger, Debra And Lauren: Jesus, I Love You; Heaven Is Real; Covered; Living Water; Home Where I Belong; Lord Somebody Needs You; We Shall See God; Where The River Runs Red; He Won't Take Back One Promise; Center Of My Joy (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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1997 So Thankful (Parable Records): Built On The Rock; If Anybody Knows; Goin' To Your House; Simply Unexplainable; He Saw Me; Thankful For The Change; Who Knows Better Than Me; On Time God; Jesus Is Calling You Home; I'll Serve The Lord Today (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

1998 Sunday In The Smokies (Parable Records): Oh How I Love Jesus; Jesus I Love You; Thankful For The Change; Built On The Rock; There Is A Road Home; Piano Medley; I Am Thine Oh Lord; Nothing But The Blood; Nearer, My God, To Thee; On Time God; He Saw Me; Medley: Triumphantly The Church Will Rise/Hallelujah Praise The Lamb; If Anybody Knows; Simply Unexplainable (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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1999 Life Story (Parable Records): When Anyone Looks At Me; I'm Gonna Stand; Prologue - Tell Me The Story; He Loved Us More; Greater Is He That Is In Me; I'm Free; He Didn't Leave Me; Praise You; Part Of The Family; Just Do It; Because Someone Prayed; By Grace I'm Changed; Epilogue - Amazing Grace; This Is My Story (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2000 Testament (Horizon Records): The Lord's Prayer - Pray; I Want It All; I'm Gonna Make It; I've Got A New Song; Searchin'; Oh What A Reason; I Am What I Am; Testify; How Long Has It Been; There's Not A Cry (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2000 It's Christmas (Horizon Records): Happy Holidays Medley; Come And Worship Medley; Glory To God In The Highest (What I Have Been); Jesus What A Wonderful Child; The Birthday Of A King; It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas; The Prayer (with David Phelps); Born In Bethlehem; Away In A Manger; Who Is He In Yonder Stall; Emmanuel; Til The Season Comes Round Again (Roger, Debra, Lauren). (Re-released in 2007 as Horizon Records/HR08562).

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2000 Encore (Horizon Records): Sing Unto The Lord; God Took Away My Yesterdays; Get All Excited; What A Meeting; Triumphantly The Church Will Rise; Keep Walking On; Thinkin' Bout Home; I'll Fly Away; Now I Have Everything; When Jesus Breaks The Morning (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2000 Southern Gospel Treasury Series (Word Records): God's Gonna Send Revival; Love Will; I Can Touch Him; There's Still Power In The Blood; My Redeemer Is Faithful And True; Naaman; Triumphantly The Church Will Rise; It Runs In The Family; This Same Jesus; Typical Day; Unmerited Favor Of God; We Are Still The Church; Wherever I Am; Hallelujah Praise The Lamb; He Is Here.

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2001 Talley Reunion: Live After Eight Years (Crossroads Records): Sweeter As The Days Go By; As For Me And My House; Kirk Talks; I'm Happy In The Lord Anyway; Wherever I Am; Kirk Talks; If It Had Not Been; Kirk Talks; Jesus Opened Up The Way; Roger Talks; I'd Tell The World; No One Cared So Much; The Promise; Debra Talks; No Other Word For Grace; God's Gonna Send Revival; Kirk Talks; Lonely People/There Is A Refuge/Past Your Past; I Know A Man Who Can; He Is Here; Triumphantly The Church Will Rise; Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb; Testify (Roger, Debra, Kirk, Lauren).

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2002 Hope For Tomorrow (Horizon Records/HR09112): The Hand Of God; The Healer; Surely God Is Able; I Love The Lord/Total Praise; The Answer Is Christ; Travelin' Light; Love Let Him Go; I Know How To Say Thank You; God's Still On The Throne; Jesus What A Friend For Sinners; You Can't Go That Far; I've Got Joy (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2003 The Message (Horizon Records): I Have A Friend; Jesus Saves; That Wonderful Name; I Love The Cross; Jesus Dropped The Charges; Forever In His Care; His Life For Mine; Woke Up This Morning; It Ain't Gonna Worry Me Long; If You Never Tell Me Why; The Rest Of The Story (Roger, Debra, Lauren).


2003 The Talley Family: Jesus Opened Up The Way; Lights Of Home; No One Ever Cared So Much; I Want To Be Robed And Ready; I'll Really Be Free; God Is Great, Good And Merciful; Mercy; I Firmly Promise You; Looking Through The Windows Of Heaven; I'd Tell The World; When I Step Off On That Beautiful Shore (Roger, Debra, Lauren, R C Talley, Mrs. R C Talley).

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2004 Praise For The Ages (Horizon Records/HR09982): Alleluia; Shout To The Lord/How Great Thou Art; Worship The Name Of The Lord; There Is A Fountain/Who Can Satisfy; High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus; Oh Glorious Love; No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus; You Are Good; I Will Sing Of My Redeemer; I'm Happy With You, Lord; Be Still My Soul; I Love That Name Medley; Our Great Savior (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2005 Anthology (Horizon Records): Searchin'; The Healer; Jesus Saves; His Life For Mine; The Debt; On Time God; He Saw Me; Testify; The Answer Is Christ; I'm Free; The Mercies Of The Lord; If Anybody Knows; Built On The Rock; Jesus Be A Fence Around Me; I Love The Lord/Total Praise (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2006 Rise Above (Horizon Records): I Cannot Tell It All; Red Letter Day; Truth Is Marching On; His Hand In Mine; He Came Through; My Help, My Tribute; Speak The Word, Claim The Name, Plead The Blood; That's Why I Believe; Orphans Of God; A Promise Made; I Will Sing Of Your Faithfulness; Mountain Mover (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2007 Stages (Horizon Records): God Is Great, Good, And Merciful; True Love Has No Limits; Paramount Love; The Broken Ones; That's Enough; We Who Come Behind; I Think Too Much Of Her; I Don't Understand It But It Does; Too Much To Gain To Lose; Preach (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2008 Life Goes On (Horizon Records/HR11952): Realms Of Glory Bright; I've Never Been Loved Like You; Winds Of This World; Calvary And Amazing Grace; I Will Sing Of My Redeemer; My Hope Is In The Lord; Comfort Me; Jesus You Are; Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb; Life Goes On (Roger Talley, Debra Talley, Lauren Talley)

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2009 Songs You Know By Heart (Horizon Records): Amazing Grace; The Promise; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; Pass Me Not; He's So Good To Me; Hold On; It's Jesus; How Big Is God; He's A Personal Savior; Oh What A Reason; Had It Not Been; He's Alive (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2010 Stories And Songs (Horizon Records): Good Things; Who Will Pray; Someone Had To Die; He Is With You; Prologue; Thou Oh Lord; Hands Of Grace; Applause; Tell Somebody; God Lives There; I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say; Bonus Cut: God Bless America/America The Beautiful (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2011 He's Alive (Horizon Records): He's So Good To Me; The Promise; He's A Personal Savior; Amazing Grace; Life Goes On; The Broken Ones; The Extra Mile; Lauren Talks; In Christ Alone; My Hope Is In The Lord; Mountain Mover; He's Alive; Debra Talks; Alleluia/How Great Thou Art; High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2012 Love Won (Horizon Records): We Want To Thank You; Love Won; Make Way For The Master; Broken World; Every Scar; Talk To The Lord About It; Up Above; Surely; Great Love He Gave; The Church Will Overcome; How Deep The Father's Love For Us; That's Why I Love Him So; Love Covers All (Roger, Debra, Lauren, Brian Alvey).

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2014 The Test Of Time (Horizon Records/HR15052): Bless The Lord; My Tribute; When He Calls, I'll Fly Away; Isn't The Love Of Jesus Something Wonderful; Hidden Heroes; He's Ever Interceding; I Go To The Rock; What You Leave Behind; God Rides On Wings Of Love; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Serenaded By Angels; Jesus Is Alive And Well; Holy Ground (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2015 After All This Time (Horizon Records/HR16332): After All This Time; There Is Coming A Day; There's Never Been A Mountain; This Thing Called Grace; Naaman; Jesus' Blood Is Enough; My Hope Is In The Lord; But I Need You More; The People In The Line; Somebody's Story; Who But God; I Love To Tell The Story/Blessed Assurance (Roger, Debra, Lauren).


2017 God Is Able: Sweeter As The Days Go By; Surely God Is Able; Up Above; Broken World; I Don't Belong; The Prayer; Every Scar; Talk To The Lord About It; Love Covers All; Give Me Jesus (Roger, Debra, Lauren).

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2018 Finest Hour (Horizon Records/HR17042): Look Up; Jeremiah 29:11 (You Have Plans); When the Answer Is No; Joy; We Are Witnesses; Grab Your Umbrella; Death Was Arrested; Thatís What The Teacher Taught; Get Me There; Home at Last; He Restoreth My Soul; Begin Again God (Roger, Debra, Lauren).
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