|Branscombs Gospel Music||
Jerry Branscomb is the second oldest of four.
My earliest memories of singing was being allowed to sing in the youth choir with the older kids, even though I was only 7 or 8 years old. I was saved at the age of 11 during a youth service where Tony and I were leading singing.
I learned to play guitar as a freshman in high school and have played lead or rhythm for several soloists and groups. I sang lead and some harmonies for our family group since the late 70's. We disbanded when I moved away in the late 80's, but the love and desire of singing gospel music stayed with me. The family got together occasionally to sing and around 2010 I started wanting to reform the group and do a quality CD. That CD has had several charting songs and was the beginning of a wonderful few years of singings, traveling to conventions, and several nominations for awards in the Gospel Music Industry. In 2013, I wrote my first song and have written 5 more to date. I am planning to have a solo CD of my songs and a few others released early 2015.
Dimple Bellamy grew up as the youngest of four Branscomb children who were all very active in their local church music programs. She sang her first solo at the age of three. She began learning to play guitar at the age of ten and accepted Christ into her life at the age of thirteen. A few short weeks later, she met someone who would show her how to use what she knew on the guitar and apply this to the piano, the following Sunday evening; she began playing piano in church.
Since that time, Dimple has played for several local bands at churches, fairs, festivals, nursing homes and senior citizen events. She has also sung with the Schuster Community Choir and Sinclair Community College Gospel Choir. From 2001-2010 she played keyboard at Greenview Calvary Tabernacle, where Rev. Norman Livingston was the pastor and was privileged to play for National recording artists Jerry Goff and Crossway Qt while they were in town. She also opened for two concerts held by Pastor Livingston.
In 2011 she and two older brothers (Jerry and Tony Branscomb) decided to start singing as a family and they have been recognized nationally.
One moment that stands out in her musical career is when she was told by a fellow musician, the late Tom Lovejoy, “God gave His BEST for you, and you have no excuse not to give your best in return”. She continues to strive to give her best so that others can see Christ in her.
Since a young child, I have had a love for gospel music, being raised in church and going every time the doors were open. My parents Floyd and Cleo Branscomb had all their children in church every opportunity they had.
Whether revivals, songfest, or regular service you could always find me sitting in the front pew.
We all had a passion for playing and singing gospel music. I actually got saved in a singing school, November 6, 1967 at the age of 9 1/2.
I started playing bass for a group when I was 14 years old. Later the bass singer left and I stepped in.
Over the years, I have played bass, acoustic guitar and harmonica in numerous groups helping them out when I got the chance.
I have sung bass and baritone in groups, and I’m also song leader at my home church.
It seems every step in my music career has been preparing me for this journey with "The Branscombs"