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New film catapults legendary Texas gospel band into national spotlight

New film catapults legendary Texas gospel band into national spotlight

Get ready to meet the Jones Family Singers. The Texas-based gospel group stars in a new documentary, The Jones Family Will Make a Way, which premiered at SXSW 2015.

The feature film has thrust the family band, well-known by gospel fans across the state, into the national spotlight.

Ahead of the SXSW premiere, CultureMap caught up with Bishop Fred Jones and Alexis Jones, who spoke passionately about the documentary and the flurry of media exposure. 

"Well, first of all, we were excited about the red carpet," joked Alexis. "And then we're excited about the world getting to know the Jones Family as we are."

When Bishop Jones decided to debut the band outside of the Pentecostal church circuit, he met Michael Corcoran, the man who would help take the band countrywide.

"I think our big lucky break was trusting God for the outcome of what you see today," said Bishop Jones. "And allowing us to meet Michael Corcoran, along with [director] Alan Berg," Alexis added.

Dallas filmgoers will get a chance to see the film when it screens at the Dallas International Film Festival on April 11 and 12; visit DIFF for more information.

For the full interview with the Jones Family Singers, watch the video above. 

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A stunning documentary about Texas' Jones Family Singers premiered during SXSW. Courtesy of SXSW