Country and Hip Hop with a Gospel Message

Whosoever South Blends Country and Hip Hop with a Gospel Message on Debut Album “Goin’ Home”

Album drops May 14th. Debut Single, “Where We From,” is available now at iTunes.

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Straight out of southern Georgia, Whosoever South blends country and hip hop with a Gospel message on their debut album, Goin’ Home, due May 14th from Pit Bull Productions. Produced by Asaf Fulks (Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Courtney Stodden), Goin’ Home can only be classified as a genre all it’s own: Country Crunk.

Whosoever South combines street savvy influences like TobyMac and Lecrae
with country and bluegrass styles similar to the T Bone
Burnett-produced O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, for an
unconventional but infectious bass-thumping sound that serves as the
catalyst for a dynamic ministry already making a major impact throughout
the south.

Husband and wife Rowdy Eunice and Sarah Eunice along with longtime
musical partner Mike Mitchell make up Whosoever South. While the group
is firmly rooted in ministry, their beginnings were not as
well-intentioned. A decade ago, the trio was involved in a regionally
successful mainstream act known as Solid Ground, and they were opening
for major artists such as Kanye West, Outkast, Ciara and Goodie Mob.
Major record labels were interested in moving forward, but the group’s
personal lives were spiraling out of control.

“It was so close to breaking big that it was scary,” Rowdy says of Solid
Ground. “But many of the people we were in business with wound up dead
or in prison and all of that fell apart, which wound up saving our lives
in more ways than one.”

As everyone was separately sobering up from the world of parties, drugs
and music industry excesses, Rowdy and Sarah found themselves in church
by 2006, where they dedicated their lives to Christ. Mike eventually
found his way there as well. Despite being on the verge of stardom prior
to becoming born again, music was the furthest thing from their minds
as they dug deep into the word and simply strove to get their lives on
track. But God had other goals for the longtime collaborators.

In 2008, the trio reunited as Whosoever South, which was inspired by
John 3:16 and Romans 10:13, coupled with a nod to their southern roots.
After hundreds of concerts and a large regional fan base, the group is
finally stepping into the national spotlight with their full-length
album, Goin’ Home.

“It’s like a genre all its own because we don’t fit into any one genre,”
says Rowdy of the group’s sound. “It’s not really been done before, but
it’s not all that complicated either. It’s just a combination of good
music: country, bluegrass, gospel and rap music all mixed together.”

A perfect example is the lead single “Where We From,” which talks about
the group’s unceasing work ethic amidst a simple southern lifestyle
filled with dirt roads, farms and good old-fashioned food. On a more
evangelistic note, “All The Time” is a bluegrass/gospel/country stomper
encouraging believers to let their light shine, while the title track is
a down home jam with an equally assertive message.

“When we wrote Goin’ Home, we wanted to get that old bluesy type
of feel from back in the day,” says Rowdy. “We wanted to remind
listeners that this world is not our home and that one day we’ll leave
here and go to our final destination. Hopefully it will be a reminder to
not get caught up in the stresses of daily living, but a reminder that
we’re just passing through.”

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