The men of B.W.R.D. Music Ministries are not by any means new to the world of gospel music.
Donald and his brother Reginald (Reggie) Siler, lead vocalists, writers, background singers and musicians of B.W.R.D., started singing gospel music at an early age. The Siler brothers, eldest of five children, are preacherâ€™s kids. Their Father, the late E. B. Siler and their mother Mozella founded and pastored the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years. Donald and Reggie began singing in the Greater New Hope Choir where their mother, First Lady Mozella a musician and singer of the gospel herself, trained, coached and encouraged them in the music ministry.
In their teens, Donald and Reggie traveled with various gospel music ministry groups, later forming their own group and honed their musical talents and gifts into what they are today.
Elder Donald Siler is the founder and Pastor of The Real Truth Gospel Music Ministry Group from Perris, California; and recently nominated for and winners of the 2006 Los Angeles Black Music Awards for Gospel Group of the Year.
Elder Weston C. Lauder Jr., tenor, lead vocalist, musician and Associate Pastor of the Trinity Mission COGIC, is also a preacherâ€™s kid. He began his career in gospel music over 26 years ago. Elder Lauder first began singing with the Gospel Players of San Bernardino California. He later joined and blended his smooth rich tenor vocals to the soulful, spirit filled sounds of The Real Truth gospel group of which he also serves as Vice President.
Billy McByrd, writer, musician, tenor and lead vocalist, yet again a preacherâ€™s kid, began singing at a young age in his parentâ€™s Chicago Illinois church. Billyâ€™s parents, the Reverend William and Elizabeth McByrd, pastor and founders of Our Little St. John Missionary Baptist Church, did not nestle in to keep their music ministry only among their home based church body but did as Matthew 28:19 says: â€œGo ye therefore and teach all nationsâ€¦â€ William & Elizabeth gathered their family, Billy and his three siblings into The McByrd Family singing group and took their ministry to the road singing throughout Chicago, Texas, Arkansas and various other states. Billy moved to Southern California with his sisters. Three years later he met and became best friends with Reggie Siler. Together, Billy and Reggie have composed and recorded several songs, a fraction of which comprises this CD.
The song entitled â€˜Thank You Motherâ€™ was written by Mary Love Comer and recorded by T.R.T. The Real Truth. It is from T.R.T.â€™s latest CD â€˜So Much To Be Thankful For.â€™
In January 2006 at Elder Don Silerâ€™s recording studio, Executive Producer Brother Don Turner met with Elder Siler. There Brother Turner shared his vision for the Command CD project. Elder Siler quickly caught onto Brother Turnerâ€™s vision, seeing this as the perfect opportunity to be a blessing to more souls for the kingdom of God. Enthusiastically, Elder Siler contacted Reggie, Billy and Weston to set this project in motion.
This CD is a spiritual prescription for all audiences. With a little bit of old and new, B.W.R.D. is sure to uplift the downtrodden and the low in spirit, give a quiet peace to the anxious, energize and add pep to the step of the movers and shakers in the Kingdom of God.
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2. Few More Days
3. Gonna Wait On the Lord
4. He'll Understand
5. I'd Trade A Lifetime
6. My Brother's Keeper
7. Long Way From Home
8. Never Give Up Hope
9. Running Away From Love
10. Thank You Mother