The Shook Family presented the gospel in music in some 38 states and Canada. They played several instruments including the piano, organ, flute, harmonica, guitar and bass guitar. The family wrote some 60 gospel songs and poems. They recorded 24 gospel albums that included over 200 songs. Their recordings began with 45 RPM records, 33 1/3 RPM LP's, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes and most of the music is now available on CDs.
The Shook Family are know and loved for their traditional western style of music. If you have enjoyed Roy Rogers and Gene Autry's style then you will also enjoy the Shook Family and if you listen close you will hear some great yodeling also!
They were all born and raised in the state of Colorado and call Colorado their home.
The Shook Family have been in the ministry of Gospel Music since 1960.
They are known for their unique family style music with an old western touch.
They minister each year in several states in local Baptist Churches, youth camps and have a special ministry of evangelism with American Indians. They have had the privilege of presenting their ministry to 14 different American Indian tribes.
Included in their repertoire are the good old gospel camp meeting songs and they write much of their own music. Their instruments include the piano, organ, flute, harmonica, guitar and bass guitar. The family consists of Dillon & Bea Shook and their daughter, Amy. They make their home in Colorado.
A letter from a pastor:
Caddo Mills, TX
The Shook Family
December 29, 1990
Dear Brother Shook,
Ever since your appearance at Mineral Heights Baptist Church in Greenville it has been on my heart to let you know that i believe that the three tapes that I purchased after the service was one of the best buys that I have ever made.
I have enjoyed your messages many times and they grow on me each time that I listen to them.
I just wanted to let you know that I have been encouraged by the Spirit to let you know how much your music message has filled my heart with joy (especially the old song Sweet By and By) and I tell everyone about you and really look forward to hearing you again next year when you come back to Mineral Heights if not sooner.
Your wife is probably the best pure lady singer that I have heard and have heard a few, and you know Amy really grows on you.
You probably don't remember me but I was the guy talking to you about T. Texas Tyler, Hank Williams, and David Houston that really doesn't matter what matters is that you have made another person happy with your excellent message about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
May He continue to Bless and keep you and your Family as you travel across the country telling His story. I love you Brother and I pray that the Lord will ride with you until He returns which will not be very long.
With Love in Christ,
Check out the artist's website:
1. He Lives On High
2. Too Much To Gain To Lose
3. I Want To Live For Him
4. Circuit Ridin' Preacher
5. The Broken Rose
6. Tell My Friends
7. Sunshine, Shine On
9. Bring Back The Springtime
10. Light Guiding Me
11. Lord I Need You Again Today
12. When I Look Up
14. Queen Without A Crown