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JONESVILLE — A locally-based gospel trio looks forward to a night of music, fun and fellowship in the name of the Lord.


The Gospel Truth Trio will perform at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 31, at Jonesville Baptist Church.


Gospel Truth is comprised of Kelly Carter, Tiffanie Goodwin and Gilbert Hames, who produce close three-part harmonies with Carter on keyboard.


Carter is the son of the late Dr. Kenneth Carter, who was once pastor of Truth Baptist Church in Jonesville. Kelly said he began singing and playing guitar at age five and has sung with several groups over the years. He said he also used to work for Hames — who has been in the music business full-time since 1970 — at the former Hames Music store in Gaffney. Currently, Hames works for Carter at C & C Pro Systems, which installs audio, projection, video and lighting systems.


Carter said he and Hames are almost like brothers.


“We are as best of friends as any two guys you could ever meet,” Carter said.


Carter attends First Baptist Church in Pacolet, while Hames attends Rehoboth Baptist Church in Gaffney. While attending church, Hames began singing duets with with Goodwin, who has experience singing with quartets and ministering in churches throughout the area.


“Gilbert found out she could really sing!” Carter said.


That led to the formation of the Gospel Truth Trio around three years ago.


“We’re becoming a family pretty quick,” Carter said.


The trio signed with Tate Music Group in Oklahoma and recorded around a year ago. Carter said they began getting radio air play on charting stations in the Midwest with their single “That’s the Cloud.” They will release a new single “I’ve Been Born Again” — written by Gilbert’s brother Byron Hames — next month.


When Carter was asked what those who attend Sunday’s performance should expect, he said they should expect a blessing because that’s what the trio is expecting. He said those in attendance can also expect lots of fun and jokes along with their ministering.


“It’s fun being a Christian,” Carter said. “So if you come, be prepared to have fun.”


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