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The New Horizons are a family singing group from Lebanon, Missouri. The Group consists of two brothers, Max and Danny Rhoades and one sister, Becky (Rhoades) Buttrey. The group started 50 years ago as a male quartet, but in 1973 the brothers found themselves in need of a singer — and waiting in the wings was their younger sister Becky. She was the missing piece, that voice, which was needed to mold the group into what it is today. The New Horizons feel they have been put together to fulfill a call God has placed on their family years ago. Consistency seems to run in the family for their parents, the late Dean and Julia Mae Rhoades, pastored the same church, the Lebanon Church of the Nazarene, for over 50 years before retiring. To God be the glory!

The trio, The New Horizons have been faithful to their roots in gospel music. The lessons learned around the piano with their mother and sitting around the old phonograph listening to their favorites like The Blackwood Brothers, The Statesman, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Speer Family and the Happy Goodman’s Family, have been the back bone of their singing style over the years. You could characterize their sound as a traditional southern style with down home family harmonies. Their songs have a simple message that cuts through the complicated problems we face as a society today, and emphasize that God is bigger than our problems!

A well-loved part of The New Horizons’ ministry is Danny’s saxophone playing. Many in the music business have referred to him as “Mr. Gospel Saxophone,” and rightly so. Danny plays the older melodies of hymns and songs of the church that have stood the test of time. You will enjoy this special part of their ministry.

The New Horizons have been recording for many years and have a large selection of these recordings available. Their latest recording project is “Celebrating 50 Years” and Danny’s latest saxophone project is “Old Time Classics,” Volume 12. The New Horizons goals today are the same as they were over 50 years ago, and that is to make a difference in the lives of the people they are privileged to meet.

 


Max Rhoades

Max is an original member of the New Horizons. He is also the oldest of the three Rhoades kids. Max is the lead singer in the group and he is also the spokesman on stage during the concerts. He is a major supporter of southern gospel, country gospel, and bluegrass gospel music in Southwest Missouri. Max is the general manager of the KTTK radio station 90.7 (All God’s Music All the Time). He is very proud that KTTK has been nominated by the Singing News Magazine as one of the top 10 Southern Gospel radio stations in the nation.

Max has many interests outside of music. He loves watching football, basketball and baseball on the collect level, but when he is not on the road he especially enjoys working with his Fox Trotter Horses! He is also an avid reader; he loves stories of the old West.

Max resides in Lebanon, Missouri. He has two children and two grandchildren. The light of his world are his two grandchildren Braxton Dean and Elise Mae.

Danny Rhoades

Danny is also an original member of the New Horizons. He wears many hats in the group, such as manager, sound technician, and most important he is the tenor singer. Danny is known all over the country as a first-rate sound technician…he has set the stage and ran sound for many of the largest gospel singings, bluegrass festivals, and country concerts in the business. Danny is known for his honesty and hard work throughout the industry.

Danny loves to be outdoors hunting and fishing. His greatest pleasure is when he is out in the woods hunting coon with his Walker and Blue tic hounds. He always has an exciting story to tell of his coon hunting adventures!

Danny resides in Lebanon, Missouri where he is currently serving his third term as the Presiding Commissioner of Laclede County. He and his wife Nancy have three children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Becky (Rhoades) Buttrey

Becky is the newest member of the New Horizons…she joined the group in 1973! She is also the youngest member of the family and the only sister. Becky sings the alto in the group. She has traveled with the group through high school, college, and graduate school. Becky taught in the Lebanon Elementary Schools for 31 years. It was not unusual to see her grading papers on the bus on the weekends. She is now enjoying being retired from teaching.

Becky resides in Lebanon, Missouri with her husband Jim Buttrey, They have four children and twelve grandchildren with number thirteen to arrive in July. She loves to shop for antiques and decorate for the holidays. Becky enjoys reading new recipes and cooking. She also loves to plan and host gatherings in her home.

Jack Kinnett

Jack is a faithful and cherished member of the New Horizons…without Jack it would be difficult to get to and from our singing engagements each week. For over twelve years he has driven the bus and taken over the wheel through sun, rain, sleet and snow for the New Horizons. Jack’s friendly nature makes him a favorite at the Churches and concerts where we sing. It is not uncommon to see him interacting with the people and talking to them like an old friend. Needless to say, Jack has friends all over the Midwest.

Jack has been married to Janet for over 50 years. They have two daughters and two grandsons. Jack and Janet attend Heritage Baptist Church and they are avid supporters of southern gospel music. The New Horizons appreciate Jack for all he does…each week as we pull into the bus barn we say… thank God and Jack we’re home!

View their show schedule below, or Request The New Horizons Albums and other Merchandise here.

 

2018 Booking Schedule

March 3: River Bluff Church, Ozark Missouri

March 4: Kinser Chapel of Hope, 3871 South St. Hwy 5, Springfield Missouri at 10:45AM

March 4: Brookline First Baptist Church, PO Box 607, Brookline Missouri

March 11: Cowboy Church, McNeal Arena, Hwy 5 North, Lebanon Missouri at 11AM

March 18: New Life of Hope Church, 72 Shamrock Lane, Sullivan Missouri at 10:30AM

March 23: Concordia Luthern, 642 E Pine St, Bourbon, Missouri at 7PM

March 25: Nazarene Church, Sarcoxie Missouri at 10:45AM

April 1: 1st Assembly of God Church, 1920 Lakeview, Mexico Missouri at 10:45AM

April 7: Tantara Resort, Northwind Hall. Osage Beach Missouri at 1PM

April 8: Nazarene Church Platte City Missouri at 10:45AM

April 15: First Baptist Church, Leesburg Missouri at 10:45AM

April 21: Nazarene Church, Marshfield Missouri at 6PM

April 22: Zion Freewill Baptist, Grovespring Missouri at 10:45AM

April 27: West Fair Baptist Church, 1815 Lafayette Ave Jacksonville Illinois at 6:30PM WITH THE CHOSEN ONES

April 29: Herriman Chapel, El Dorado Springs, Missouri at 10:30AM

April 29: First Assembly of God, Dixon Missouri at 6PM

May 3: National Day of Prayer, Mills Center Lebanon, MO at 6:30AM

May 5: South Side Church, 500 S. Illinois St., St. Litchfield IL 62056 with Bart Snarr (217-324-0810) at 7PM

May 6: Auburn Nazarene Church, Auburn IL with Olive Mayes (217-414-4668) at 2PM

May 13: Cross Country Trail Ride, Eminence Mo with Jane & Carolyn Smith (573-996-6107) at 9AM

May 20: Ebeneezer Church, P Hwy 2 miles off of 38 Hwy, Marshfield MO with Pastor Terry Bennett (417-241-0398) (10:30AM)

May 27: Word of Faith Fellowship, Dixon MO with Pastor Jerry Dooley (573-353-6320) at 10:30AM

May 31: Joplin District Nazarene Convention/District Assembly, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. 7th St., Joplin MO. Call (417) 358-9624 for info. (time pending)

June 2: West Side Baptist Church, Waynesville, MO at 6:00PM, 573-774-0404

June 3: First Assembly of God, Alton Mo with Pastor Robert Chastain (417-270-2105) at 10:30AM

June 10: Cross Country Trail Ride in Eminence MO with Jane or Carolyn (573-226-3492) at 9AM

June 17: Calvary Baptist Church, S. Hwy 5 Lebanon Mo (across from airport) with Pastor Terry Maddux (417-351-2027) at 10:45AM

June 24: First Baptist Church, 301 S. Main St. Huntsville MO with Pastor John Rhodes (660-277-4687), Services 8AM – 10:45AM

June 24: North Park Baptist Church, 401 Franklin Ave. Moberly MO with Pastor Dewey Park (660-651-1516) at 5:30PM

July 1: Community Baptist Church, Hwy 64 W Lebanon MO with Pastor Allen Reeves (417-532-8421) at 3PM

July 1: July 4th Celebration, City of Hartville Park, Hartville. MO at 5:30PM with Allen Dickenson (417-464-7147)

July 8: Bennet Springs Church of God, Bennett Springs, MO at 10:30AM with Pastor Matt Stowe (417-718-2563)

July 15:  Republic Church of the Nazarene, 1003 Harrison St., Republic, Mo. with Pastor Mike Richardson (417-732-6119) @ 10:30am

 

Gospel Spectacular, July 27-29 at Cowan Civic Center, 500 East Elm St. in Lebanon MO*

July 27: 7PM

July 28: 1PM with New Road Quartet

July 28: 6PM Concert

July 29: 10AM Church

July 29: 6PM Concert

     *Please visit our Gospel Spectacular page for more info about the dates above.

 

August 5:
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, Mo.
Jim, Jane and Carolyn Smith
9:00am
573-996-6107

August 19:
New Life Temple
3077 South Business 65
Hollister, Mo.
5:00pm
Pastor Bruce Haynes
417-339-1469

September 2:
Oak Grove Baptist at Oak Grove Tabernacle
Fredricktown, Mo.
Call Pastor Larry Wagner for time and address
573-783-5016

September 9:
First Baptist Church
Spokane, Mo.
Tom Melton
10:00am
417-258-3071

September 15:
Holy Cow Ranch
Edwardsville, Il.
Ken and Betty Lewis
(all day) 618-377-5377

September 16:
New Testament Baptist Church
952 North Church St.
Sullivan, Mo.
Ken Palmer
10:30am
573-468-3334

September 23:
Prospect Methodist Church
“Friends Day” Fish fry to follow
Corner of 38 and Hwy. C
Marshfield, Mo.
Don Crawford
10:30am
417-840-2422

September 30:
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, Mo.
Jim, Jane and Carolyn Smith
9:00am
573-996-6107

October 6:
Cross Timbers Gospel Music Festival
Jeanie Simmons
6:00pm
417-733-0921

October 13:
Grove First Assembly of God
80 South 637 Rd.
Grove, Ok.
Bud Keith
Time pending
417-775-4121

October 14:
Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church
Hwy. E, North of 60 Hwy.
Norwood/Mtn. Grove, Mo.
Gerald Moore
11:00am
417-259-0343

October 20:
Fall Festival of Gospel Music
Presented by the Lester’s
Meramac Caverns
12:30pm
Exit 230 on I-44
417-236-9090

October 21:
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, Mo.
Jim, Jane and Carolyn Smith
9:00am
573-996-6107

October 28:
Eldon Church of the Nazarene
1024 E. Lawson
Eldon, Mo.
Pastor Jerry Fry
10:45am
573-280-3454

November 3:
MAGMA
Center Center
Farmington Mo.
Gary O’Neil
Evening service
636-524-1354

November 24:
KTTK Christmas Sing
LifePoint Church
195 North Washington St.
Lebanon, Mo.
6:00pm
KTTK 417-588-1435
Max Rhoades 417-531-0250

 

…Please check back later for future dates.

 

 

Lebanon Missouri’s homegrown gospel group The New Horizons as they perform for Lebanon Junior and Highschool students back in 1978.

 

The New Horizons received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from Mid America Gospel Music Association

Danny’s CD cover for “Country Rhoades”

 


 

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