The Isaacs are a bluegrass southern gospel music group consisting of a mother, Lily Isaacs, daughters Becky, and Sonya Isaacs, son Ben Isaacs, and John Bowman. The latter is the husband of Becky Isaacs.
John Bowman in The Isaacs
John Bowman plays the role of an instrumentalist and songwriter in the band. Joe Isaacs was also a singer and banjo player in the group. He has since left the group in 1998, after the divorce from Lily Isaacs. He now does solo work on a far more localized level.
Tim Surrett in The Isaacs
Tim Surrett was a member of the group from 1997 until 2002. He played the kingsman quartet and bass in the band. Tim was married to Sonya Isaacs during this period.
Thomas Wywrot In The Isaacs
Thomas Wywrot was a member of the band from 2008 to 2011. Not much information is known about him. We know that Jimmy Yeary, the husband of Sonya Isaacs, took his place.
The Isaacs’ current members
The Isaacs currently consists of Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Lily Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman, and Ben Isaacs. On August 10, 2021, they were invited to become the Grand Ole Opry members.
About Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. and Currently owned and operated by Opry entertainment. It is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history.
It was a monumental achievement for The Isaacs to be invited to the Grand Ole Opry.
The Isaacs History
The group has roots that go back to 1971. This was when Joe and Lily Isaacs began a bluegrass band. Lily’s parents are Polish Jewish Holocaust survivors.
A few years after being liberated from a concentration camp in Germany in 1945, her parents moved two old Lily to New York City. In 1958, Lily got her recording contract with Colombia Records and started performing in nightclubs.
While performing with his Kentucky band at “Gerde’s Folk City,” Joe met Lily, who married in 1970. Joe and Lily became Christians after Joe’s brother died in an automobile accident. This was when the group began to perform only bluegrass gospel music.
The group was initially named the “Calvary Mountain Boys” and later became the “Sacred Bluegrass” before settling on the Isaacs’ family name.
The group performed many on weekends, part-time, until 1986. As their son and daughters became old enough, they joined the group. The Isaacs were then officially founded in 1992.
The Isaacs Discography
Here are some of the albums that the Isaacs have produced:
- 1992 Live In Atlanta
- 1994 Carry Me
- 1995 I Feel the Christmas Spirit
- 1996 Live: Mountain Praise
- 1997 Bridges, The Very Best of The Isaacs
- 1998 Increase My Faith
- 1999 Pieces of Our Past
- 2001 Stand Still
- 2002 Christmas Spirit, Eye of the Storm
- 2003 Songs of the Faith
- 2004 Heroes
- 2005 Bluegrass Preserved, Radio Hits, Lily Isaacs Bluegrass: A Cappella
- 2006 Isaacs Bluegrass: Sonya
- 2007 Big Sky
- 2009 Naturally: An Almost A Cappella Collection
- 2010 Christmas
- 2011 Why Can’t We
- 2013 The Living Years
- 2016 Nature’s Symphony in 432
- 2018 Favorites: Revisited By Request
- 2020 Songs for the Times
- 2021 The American Face
All Known info about members
Little to no information is known about most of the members, but there is some information online about Sonya Isaacs and Jimmy Yeary.
About Sonya Isaac
Sonya Melissa Isaacs was born on July 22, 1974. Isaacs grew up near Morrow, Ohio, and graduated from Little Miami High School in 1992. She released many e-solo albums and singles. She also sang a duet with Dolly Parton to “The Angels Rejoiced.”
Here are some of the notable singles that he has released:
- “On My Way to You” – 1999
- “I’ve Forgotten How You Feel” – 1999
- “Since I Gave My Heart Away” – 2000
- “Barefoot in the Grass”- 2000
- “How Can I Forget” – 2000
- “Baby Don’t You Let Go” – 2002
- “No Regrets Yet” – 2003
Sonya Isaacs Net Worth
Sonia Isaacs’s net worth is estimated to be $12 Million.
About Jimmy Yeary
James Earl Yeary was born in Hillsboro, Ohio. In 1994, Yeary moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to start a career as a recording artist. Although he was signed to Atlantic Records, a change in label personnel prevented his debut single from being released.
Through the assistance of Paul Worley and Wally Wilson, Yeary found work as a songwriter. Among Yeary’s co-writing credits are Joe Diffie’s top 10 hits “In Another World,” Rascal Flatts’ number 1 single “Why Wait,” Troy Olsen’s “Summer Thing,” Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” Heidi Newfield’s “Stay Up Late,” and Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck.” He has sung lead for Shenandoah and The Isaacs.
Jimmy Yeary’s Net Worth
Jimmy’s net worth has been estimated to be approximately $1 million to $5 million.
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