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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 52 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.

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

 


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!

 

2019 Booking Schedule

February 2
One Life Nazarene Church
3245 S. Kansas Ave.
Springfield, MO.
Don Eddington
417-818-1588
7:00pm

 

February 10
Republic Church of the Nazarene
1003 E. Harrison St.
Republic, MO.
Mike Richardson
573-216-1516
10:45am

 

February 24
New Life of Hope Church
72 Shamrock Drive
Sullivan Mo
Pastor Tina
479 422 7258
10:45am

 

March 1 & 2
Sac River Cowboy Church Event Center
Convoy of Hope Benefit
6448 West State Rd. EE
Springfield, MO.
Mark Withers
417-838-3192 / 417-827-9925
6:30pm
Starts at 12:30pm
New Horizons sing at 2:10pm

 

March 3
Nazarene Church
1003 Harrison St
Republic, MO
Pastor Mike Richardson
417-216-1516

 

March 6
Hilltop Studios
Nashville, Tn.

 

March 10
Ebenezer Church
P Hwy. off 38
Marshfield, MO
Terry Bennett
417-241-0398
10:30am, then again after church dinner

 

March 17
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Pineview Rd.
Lebanon, MO
Mike Allen
417-718-2901
10:45am

 

March 24
Faith Chapel Freewill Baptist
West Plains, MO
Janice Collinn
417-257-1063

 

March 31
First Baptist Church
782 Hwy. H
Leesburg, Mo
Leo Sanders
573-205-5756
10:45am

 

April 7
East Side Assembly of God
303 North Godfrey
Eldon, MO.
Dale Sullins
573-375-4583
10:45am

 

April 14
Church of the Nazarene
Sarcoxie 2195 County Rd.
Sarcoxie, MO.
Wayne Rose
417-499-4392
10:45am

 

April 21
First Assembly of God
1920 Lakeview
Mexico, MO.
Pastor Bradshaw
573-473-5417
10:45am

 

April 27
Ozark Nazarene Church
Community Event plans pending
Pastor OJ Sims
417-988-0624
CANCELLED


April 28
Kinser Chapel of Hope
3871 South Street
Hwy. J
Springfield, MO .
Pastor Ron
660-676-6768
10:45am

May 5
Word of Life Fellowship
MM Hwy.
Dixon, MO.
Jerry Dooley
573-353-6320
10:30am

 

May 12
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, MO.
Jane or Carolyn
573-996-6107
9:00am

 

May 18
LifePoint Church
195 North Washington
Lebanon, MO
Truelove Ministries Event featuring Diplomate Quartet from Georgia 
Truelove Quartet / New Horizons
417-718-8000 or 417-664-2161
6:30pm

 

May 19
Republic Nazarene Church
1003 Harrison St
Republic, MO
Pastor Mike Richardson
417-216-1516
10:45am

 

May 31
Black Oak F.W. Baptist church
Marshfield, MO.
Bill Young
417-880-0764
7:00pm

 

June 2
First Assembly of God
Alton, MO.
Robert Chastain
417-270-2105
10:45am

 

June 9
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, MO.
Jane or Carolyn
573-996-6107
9:00am

 

June 16
Ozark Nazarene Church
500 E. Highview
Ozark, MO.
Pastor OJ Sims
417-888-0624
10:45am

 

June 30
Community Baptist Church
Hwy. 64 West
Lebanon, MO
Allen Reeves
417-532-8421
3:00pm

 

July 14
Assembly of God Church
Lyndon, KS
(Morning Service)

 

July 14
Nazarene Church
Hwy. N
Platte City, MO
Mark Nelson
785-806-1879
6:00pm

 

July 21
Assembly of God
Tuscumbia, MO.
Tim Drake
417-718-8406
10:30am

 

Gospel Spectacular, July 27-29 2019 at Cowan Civic Center, 500 East Elm St. in Lebanon MO*

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

 

August 4
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, Mo.
Jane or Carolyn
573-996-6107
9:00am

 

August 10
Grove First Assembly of God
29080 S. 637 Rd.
Grove, Ok
Bud Keith
417-775-4121
Time Pending


August 24
MVA Gospel Opry
208 School Ave.
Mountain View, AR
Franny Blackmon
318-332-3772
6:00pm

 

September 7
Church of the Nazarene
1901 E. 10th Street Rolla, MO
Neal Walters
573-308-0532
Time Pending


September 8
Union Hall Baptist Church
12560 E. Hwy. W
El Dorado Springs, MO
Donna Winner
417-876-5046

 

September 15
New Testament Baptist Church
Sullivan, MO.
Ken Palmer
314-973-0370
10:45am


September 20
21st. Annual Southern Gospel Reunion
West Side Baptist Church
801 Historic 66 West
Waynesville, MO.
Lane Lercher
573-774-0404
7:00pm


September 21
Holy Cow Ranch
Edwardsville, Il.Ken and Betty Lewis
618-377-5377
618-741-6768

 

September 22
Rushville Church of the Nazarene
621 E. Washington
Rushville, Il.
Fred Fritz
217-322-2777 (H)
217-320-1563 (C)

 

September 29
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, MO
Jane or Carolyn
573-996-6107
9:00am

 

October 5
Cross Timbers Gospel Music Festival
Cross Timbers, MO
Janie Simmons
417-733-0921
6:00pm

 

October 12
(Tentative Date)
New Life of Hope Church
72 Shamrock Dr.
Sullivan, MO
Pastor Tina
479-422-7258
6:00pm

 

October 19
Lester’s
Meremac Caverns
Sullivan, MO
Evening show

 

October 20
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, MO
Jane or Carolyn
573-996-6107
9:00am

 

October 27
Nazarene Church
1024 East Lawson
Eldon MO
Pastor Dr Jerry Fry
573-280-3454
10:45am (tentative)

 

November 21
North Point Baptist Church
Carrolton, Al
Jim Pearson w/ Diplomats
404-683-0522
Time Pending 

 

November 30
KTTK Christmas Sing
Lebanon, MO
6:00pm

 

…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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