NASHVILLE (February 27, 2012) — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver received a standing ovation from the members of the Tennessee State Senate after performing two hymns on the floor of the Senate this evening at the State Capitol in Nashville.
DLQ sang “He Made It All Right” and “I’m Going to Heaven” a cappella during the 5:00 pm Senate Session. Doyle Lawson, Michael Rogers, Corey Hensley, and Josh Swift sang, with fiddle player Jason Barie also present on the Senate floor.
Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver were honored for their contributions to the State of Tennessee in Senate Joint Resolution 467, which was introduced by Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City). The resolution can be viewed on-line at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SJR0467.pdf
Senator Jim Summerville (R-Dickson) gave remarks which included lines from the song “My Country Tis of Thee,” which was followed by an opening prayer, then all arose for the Pledge of Allegiance. Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) then introduced Doyle Lawson, part of the resolution was read, and DLQ were then asked to sing.
Lawson’s choices for the occasion were a cappella hymns, rich in his group’s signature harmony and deeply rooted in his strong Christian faith. The first song was “He Made It All Right” from Lawson’s 2008 album “Help Is On the Way,” followed by “I’m Going to Heaven” featured on DLQ’s 1996 album “There’s A Light Guiding Me.”
Doyle’s wife Suzanne was on hand for the occasion, as were managers Josh Trivett and Peter Keiser.
Photo of Doyle Lawson receiving framed copy of Senate Resolution 467 from Senator Southerland courtesy of Josh Trivett. L to R: Doyle Lawson, Jason Barie, Mike Rogers, Josh Swift, and Senator Steve Southerland, with Lieutenant Govenor Ron Ramsey of Sullivan County looking on from the podium above.
“As the Senate sponsors for SJR 0467, Lieutenant Governor Ramsey and I were very proud to welcome the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to the Senate. We are proud to honor Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for his mission of music, truly a gift for all these years to our great state and nation, as well. As a testament to their talent, Lieutenant Governor Ramsey asked for Doyle to perform one more song, which upon ending received a standing ovation from the entire Senate. We are all truly proud of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and we look forward to a visit from them in the near future.”
– Senator Rusty Crowe, 28 Feb 2012
Warmest thanks to Daniel Mount at Crossroads Music for securing a copy of the official footage of the proceedings from the Senate Floor. Beautiful job Daniel and DLQ! The video begins with Lieutenant Governor Ramsey asking that Resolution 467 be read…