"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound." -Isaiah 61:1 KJV


Our Band


New Single Release

November 7th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

Another first for Locust Ridge. We have decided to release a single on the national level. The Single that has been released to radio is titled “HEALED”. Being the title track for our latest project and the message that it carries we felt that it would make a good release. This release is also the title track of the album that was nominated for a Dove award in the category of Favorite Bluegrass/Gospel Album of the year. It seems that everywhere we go sing there are people that need healing. This song is written about a true account and just touches people when they hear it, and we felt the message of that song needed to be heard by more people.

The song was released by Les Butler on Family Music Group’s compilation disc and was sent out to approx. 1,000 radio stations al over the United States and some select foreign markets..Some of our dear friends are also on the disc along with us (Journey Home, Walking by Faith, and Steve Gulley just to name a few) just to name a few..Call and request “HEALED” at your local radio station….if they don’t have it please let us know and we will see that they receive a copy…

Until next time please keep us in your prayers that we will always be doing what HE want us to do!

Locust Ridge


August 14th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

Never underestimate what the LORD can do. We received word yesterday that our latest project “Healed” has been nominated for a Dove Award in the category of Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year. It is an honor to be nominated for such an award.

West Virginia Bound

June 19th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

This Saturday we will be heading out to Summersville WV again and be in service with three different churches
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel and also help us pray our families that stay behind and support us in prays..we are thankful for a church that prays for us when we are gone singing.

Getting Ready

February 11th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

Well it been a while since we have posted any updated again. We have seen our music
played in many new areas that we would never have imagined. It is amazing how the LORD
will use you when you are so unworthy to be used. All he wants is a willing vessel.

News update on new arrivals for the group.
Andy and his wife Christie will be proud parents sometime next week when their 1st baby “Henry” arrives.
Lets pray for them as they encounter this life changing experience for the first time. Also that it takes after Christie

Larry and Samantha will be traveling to Nashville for Cami to be delivered next week as well. As many my know already there has been some complications with Cami’s heart and will have to have surgery on her heart soon after
she is born. This has been placed in the LORD’s hands who is capable of anything. Help up lift up both parents and Cami as they embark upon this journey knowing that one day they will be
“Looking down in the Valley that they just came through
They can see they were not alone
For the LORD was there too
And What they thought would kill them has just made them strong
Now its easy to see He was there all along
Looking down in the Valley”

Watch Website and Facebook page for further updates on the new arrivals


November 19th, 2013, posted in Uncategorized

Hey everyone! As always, its been a while since we’ve updated the site but here we go. As many of you know, we have released our newest album titled “Healed”. We’re very proud of this album and what The Lord has already done with it. We hope that if you dont already have it, you can grab one soon. The store on the site isn’t working right now but there are several ways to purchase the album. It’s available on many online stores. Just search “Locust Ridge/Rural Rhythm” and you can find it. You also have the option of dowloading it on iTunes,GooglePlay, ect. or you can email us and we can ship them through the mail. A big thanks goes out the Rural Rhythm for signing us as one of their christian artist. We believe the Lord opened the door for us to work with some very good people and we’re excited about the future with them. We’re praying that “Healed” can be a help to everyone who hears it! Thank you for all that have already gotten it! We Love you all and appreciate the prayers and support given to us! Hope to see you at one of our singings soon! God Bless you all!

We are Still Among the Living!!

January 22nd, 2013, posted in Uncategorized

Hey folks, Its been a long time since we have updated this site, but here we go. WE actually have some great news! WE are excited to let everyone know that we have come to an agreement with Rural Rhythm Records, and our new CD will be on that label. The CD is finished on our end, but we will have to wait a bit longer for post production work. This is a special project for us. We have a big bunch of guest on here and we can’t wait to get it out.
WE have taken some time off over the holidays. We love being able to sing, play, and visit on the road, but it was a real treat to spend some quality time with our families and worship at our home church. Many of our extended family members are very sick. two of our uncles ED and Harold are stroke victims, our Grandmother Helton fell and broke her hip, and Andy’s father-in-law,Ernest Wright has cancer. Please pray for them and our country. We are living in a scary, yet exciting time. Keep us in your prayers as we start up traveling again. God Bless

Merry Christmas

December 20th, 2011, posted in Uncategorized

A very big Merry Christmas from Locust Ridge to everyone!! Let us never forget nor be ashamed of why we celebrate CHRISTmas!! We are,as always, very blessed and thankful for what God has been doing for and with us! We are in the middle of making our newest album and need all the prayers we can get. For now, lets pray for those less fortunate because we are so blessed. Thank God for all that he has done & will do! Merry Christmas to all!!!

Back at it!

August 29th, 2011, posted in Uncategorized

It’s been a busy few weeks for the guys in the group. Singing kind of slowed down a little but everything else stepped up a notch. Now its time to get back in the routine of singing. We hope that you all can keep us all and the things in our lives in your prayers. We believe that in all things we do, God needs to be the center of it. Especially in doing his work. Prayers always help and we can certainly feel them when we stand to sing. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming singings but if not, keep in touch with us on here or on facebook. We would rather see you at singings though! (HINT) We pray that God Blesses You All!!!
-“Locust Ridge”

Coming Soon!!!!

March 16th, 2011, posted in Uncategorized

We wanted to let everyone know that there will soon be a “Products” page added to the site. This will allow you to order our music strait from the web-site by using pay pal. We’ll have four CDs available for purchasing. Also, please PRAY for us as we try to get the right songs together for a new project. We always want our music to have a strong message and for Gods hand to be on what we do. Prayer makes a huge difference. Thank you for all your support and prayers.     -Locust Ridge

Winter on Locust Ridge

January 11th, 2011, posted in Uncategorized

Well, winter has certainly found its way to Locust Ridge. We have had more snow this year than we have had in a long time. We have had to reschedule a few singings, and the ole bus has not moved in over a month. God has been continuely blessing us, as he always does. We are working on songs for the upcoming album. Please continue to pray that God’s hand will be on our ministry. We have missed being on the road, and look forward to seeing you as soon as the snow melts. God Bless, see you soon         Locust Ridge


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';', expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or '$' in /home/content/m/a/t/matthewphunter/html/wp-content/themes/creative-by-nature/footer.php on line 8