Brush Arbor Is Back!

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Academy of Country Music award winners Brush Arbor are back on the scene with a fresh new unplugged sound!

After thousands of concerts as the Academy of Country Music Awards recipient Brush Arbor, Jim and Mike are now appearing in the more intimate settings, a little closer to home.

Lead singer/song writer, Jim Rice along with Mike Wilson guitarist/singer, are performing again in an unplugged fashion bringing only their acoustic instruments, great songs, harmonies, and stories that always kept audiences coming back for decades.

Acoustic music (guitars, banjo, dobro, harmonica), and the voices of Jim Rice and Mike Wilson, singing down home songs of inspiration and encouragement, intertwined with stories of laughter and upbeat messages, makes these former recording artists, a breath of fresh air and cold water to parched lips.

Their music and message of hope continues to encourage and entertain those in need of some wholesome and positive reinforcement for the soul. They have entertained hundreds of thousands and still encourage many through their recordings, books, You Tube posts and local personal appearances.

Jim and Mike are now appearing at churches, banquets, fund raisers, schools , family gatherings, as well as corporate and charity events.  If you get a chance, come listen in. You’ll be glad you did.

Word of the Day

Jim has been reading “My Utmost For His Highest” devotional for the last 30 years and it is still one of his favorites! He also reads Charles Spurgeon’s “Daily Meditations”. Please be encouraged by the Daily Devotional found below.

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Hi Everyone, This is Jim Rice, lead singer and primary songwriter of the country/bluegrass/gospel group Brush Arbor. For over 4 decades we have been sharing our music and ministry throughout the nation. I continue to hear from many that our music has been very encouraging to them and been of great impact. For this we […]

Mary Rice Hopkins

Mary Rice HopkinsMary Rice Hopkins, Jim’s sister, is an award-winning songwriter, singer, author and educator whose ministry is spanning the globe with her new television program “Mary Rice Hopkins and Puppets with a Heart” by Darcie Maze that is aired weekly on TBN and the Smile of a Child network. She is the recipient of the Dove Award that recognizes high-quality, wholesome entertainment options for the entire family. Her music is timeless and the lessons taught are “planting seeds that will last a lifetime” in the hearts of our children. Mary is focused on reaching out to the world with the message of God’s love, leading others to a life of faith and hope through difficult times with the timeless truths of God’s Word.