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Do to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions the 2020 Gospel Music Spectacular Date has Changed

It will now be Tuesday, July 28th at 6pm at the Cowan Civic Center Exhibition Hall.

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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 53 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 New Horizons

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 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 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 has retired from 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 (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

In Memory Of Jack David Kinnett” September 23,1943-December 23, 2020
New Horizons bus driver 14 years..we miss you Jack..Max Becky Danny

Jack was a faithful and cherished member of the New Horizons…without Jack it would have been difficult to get to and from our singing engagements each week. For fourteen years he drove the bus and took over the wheel through sun, rain, sleet and snow for the New Horizons. Jack’s friendly nature made him a favorite at the Churches and concerts where we sang while he was with us. It was not uncommon to see him interacting with the people and talking to them like an old friend. Needless to say, Jack had friends all over the Midwest.

Jack was married to Janet for over 50 years. They were blessed with two daughters and two grandsons. Jack and Janet together attended Heritage Baptist Church and were avid supporters of southern gospel music. The New Horizons appreciated Jack for all he did…each week as we would pull into the bus barn we would say… thank God and Jack we’re home!

2021 Booking Schedule

We currently have some open dates available

February 21
10:45 am
Calvary Baptist Church
6980 Farm Road 2165
Exeter Mo
Pastor Randy Comer
417-342-3477

March 6
6 pm
First Baptist Church
Delassus Mo
Glen Carter
636 388 6866
(with Finally AuthorityQt.-Lefevre Qt.)

March 7
10:30 am
Lebanon Cowboy Ch.
McNeal Arena
N.Hwy 5
Lebanon Mo
Pastor Brian Kinchloe
417 718 3682

March 14
10:45 am
First Baptist Church
782 Hwy H
Leesburg Mo
Leo Sanders
573 205 5756

March 21
10:45 am
New Life of Hope Ch.
725 Shamrock
Sullivan Mo
Pastor Tina
479 422 7258

March 28
10:30 am
Rolla Nazarene Church
1901 East 10th St.
Rolla Mo
Neal Walters
573 308 0532

April 4
10:45 am
First Assm of God Ch.
1920 Lakeview
Mexico Mo
Pastor Bradshaw
573 473 5417

April 11
10:45 am
Kinser Chapel of Hope
State Hwy J
Springfield Mo
Pastor Ron
660 676 6768

April 11
5 pm
Forest Church Park Ch.
7th and Rangeline
Joplin Mo
Mike Greestreet
417 529 3655

April 18
10:45 am
Ebenezer Church
P Hwy off South 38
Marshfield Mo
Pastor Terry Bennett
417 241 0398

April 25
10 am
New Beginnings Baptist
Munro Street
Camdenton Mo
Pastor James Moore
573 286 2270

April 25
5 pm
Antioch Baptist Church
1249 East Highway 22
Centralia Mo
Sheryl Willier 573 473 6766

May 2
10:30 am
Living Hope Faith Ch.
500 Marvin’s Ave.
Walker, Mo
Scott Pritchett
417 876 9398

May 9
10 am
Pleasant Grove Baptist
Pineview Road
Lebanon Mo
Pastor Mike Allen
417 718 2901

May 16
9 am
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence Mo
Jane or Carolyn
573 996 6107

May 16
6 pm
Tipton Community Baptist Church
430 Gregory
Tipton Mo
Bill Stahl
660 473 9576

May 23
10 am
First Baptist Church
215 South Street
Hartville Mo 
Jeff Ward 
417 259 0842

May 30
10:30 am
Living Word Church
14481 N State Rd 7 Hwy
ClimaxSprings Mo
Pastor Fred Dake
Ronnie D.
573 745 0635

June 6
10:30 am
First Assm of God Ch.
Alton Mo
Rev. Robert Chastain
417 270 2105

June 13
9am
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence Mo
Jane or Carolyn
573 996 6107

June 20 
10:45 am 
First Baptist Church
356 Walnut Street
Bourbon Mo
For info- Bill Gray
314 799 5568

June 27
3pm
Community Baptist Ch.
West Hwy 64
Lebanon Mo
Allen Reeves
417 532 8421

July 4
10:30 am
Bennett Springs Church of God
@ Bennett Springs State Park
Dallas and Laclede co
Bennett Springs Mo
417 532 7531 church
417 718 2563 Pastor- Rev. Matt Stowe

July 17
5:30 pm
Ashcroft Faith & Freedom Festival
Join us for an exciting evening featuring the 70th U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo!
We will have delicious food and musical performances from The New Horizons and The Lesters. Candidates for Missouri’s 2022 U.S. Senate race will be invited to speak and participate in a straw poll. Bring your lawn chairs and patriotic spirit for this fun event. At
The Ashcroft Farm
5603 West Farm Road 54
Willard Mo 65781
You can purchase tickets at: ashcroftfaithandfreedom.eventbrite.com
Paid for by Ashcroft for Missouri, Gene McNary, Treasurer

July 18
10:30 am
Prospect Independent Methodist Church
@ junk 38 and C Hwy 
Marshfield Mo
Fish Fry/Bar-0-Q after!!
Donnie Crawford 417 840 2422

July 25
9:30 am
Sleeper United Methodist Church
24899 Garden Crest Rd
Lebanon/Sleeper Mo
Pastor -417 664 2541

August 1
9 am
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence Mo
Jane or Carolyn
573 996 6107

August 3
5:30 pm
Doors open at 5:00 pm or earlier
2021 New Horizons Gospel Spectacular
Cowan Civic Center
500 East Elm St.
Lebanon Mo
Featuring:
Diplomats
Lesters
White River
Mark Mathes Family
Final Authority
Becky Lercher
Truelove Quartet
Brenda Denney
Wanda Mountain Boys
New Horizons with special guest
Celisa Harris
Danny R.
417 718 1243
Max R.
417 531 0250
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August 8
10:30 am
Battlefield Assm of God
5154 So. State Hwy FF
Battlefield Mo 65619
Pastor Rich Orell
417 849 1607

Aug 15 & 16
Missouri State Fair
Sedalia Missouri
DITZFELD STAGE
12 noon -3 pm -6pm

August 21
6 pm 
Nazarene Theater
400 North Central
Roxanna IL
For info–618 254 4026

August 22
10am
Church of the Nazarene
500 North Central
Roxanna IL 62084
For info–618 254 4026

August 29
times TBA
Silver Dollar City
Branson Missouri

Sept 4
7 pm
One Life Nazarene Ch
3245 S. Kansas Ave
Springfield Mo
Don Eddington
417 818 1588

Sept 5
10:45 am
Danny taking sax only (group not going)
Church of the Nazarene
20806 East US  160
Forsyth Mo
Info-Pastor Dan Paxton
417 664 2846

Sept 12
10:45 am
Union Hall Baptist Ch.
12560 East Hwy W
El Dorado Springs Mo
Donna Winner
417 955 0081

Sept 19
10:45 am
Calvary Baptist Church
6980 Farm Rd 2165
Exeter Mo
Pastor Randy Comer
417-665-1295 ch
417-342-3477 cell

Sept 25
Noon
Holy Cow Ranch
Edwardsville Ill
Ken and Betty Lewis
618 377 5377

Sept 26
10:45 am
New Testament Baptist
Sullivan Mo
Kenny Palmer
314-973-0370

Oct. 2
6 pm
CrossTimbers Comm Ctr
CrossTimbers Mo
Janie Simmons
417 733 0921

Oct. 3
9am
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence Mo
Jane or Carolyn
573 996 6107

Oct. 4
Savannah House
Branson Mo
(Private)

Oct. 9
6pm
New Life of Hope Ch
72 Shamrock
Sullivan Mo
Pastor Tina
479 442 7258

Oct 10
(time TBA)
Cross Roads First Church of God
8154 Old Jackson Road
Fredericktown Mo
Pastor Rocky Sandlin
573 631 8609

Oct 16
Evening Show
Lester Family Fall Fest of Gospel
Songs@ Meremac Caverns
Lester’s
314 772 3048

Oct. 17 
10:45 am 
First Baptist Church
356 Walnut Street
Bourbon Mo
For info- Bill Gray
314 799 5568

Oct 17
6 pm
Prospect Baptist Church
3584 Hwy 47
Londell Mo
Pastor Steve Hodges
314 691 4868

Oct 24
9am
Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence Mo
Jane or Carolyn
573 996 6107

Oct 31 thru Nov 3
Sun morn service
10:30am
nite’s 6:30 pm
Revival @ Nazarene Ch
3896 S. Hwy 32
El Dorado Springs Mo
Pastor Bill Wetstone
586 360 3492

Nov 5/6
MAGMA Convention –
all info TBA

Nov 27
6 pm
Kttk 90.7 FM
2021 Christmas Sing
Location/ info TBA

…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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