Despite their accolades and achievements, the Erwins — a Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated southern gospel music group — remain focused on shining the spotlight on Christ and staying true to their humble beginnings.
Their musical journey began at an early age as siblings Keith, Kody, Kris and Katie Erwin started singing in churches around the country while their father, Dennis, served as a full-time traveling evangelist.
“We hope and pray that whether you are 9 years old or 90 years old, you will leave an Erwin concert enjoying what you’ve heard and seen,” Keith Erwin said. “We earnestly want to build bridges between the generations. We also desire to build bridges between denominations, styles and preferences, knowing that the love and power of our Lord breaks not only every chain, but also every division.”
Their music and message are being well received. In 2020, they garnered a Dove Award for their song “The Power of an Empty Tomb” as Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. In 2021, their song “The God I Know” became their first No. 1 hit song, topping the Singing News Power 50 Weekly Chart. That same year, their album “What Christmas Really Means” was nominated for a Grammy Award.
As the group maintains a busy touring schedule performing concerts around the country, it remains focused on its mission of connecting people to Christ and serving local churches. Last year, the group was on the road for 285 concert dates.
“We want people to know, learn and realize very quickly that we are a local church ministry,” Keith Erwin said. “God has opened so many doors for us to serve in various events, concert halls, high school auditoriums, banquets, conference centers and award shows, and we praise the Lord for all of that, but we will always be based primarily in the local church. We just want to be faithful to the calling that God has placed on our lives. We want to get closer to Christ every day, and in turn, draw others to do the same.”