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About Us

Organized as a trio of sisters in 1954, the group “The McKameys” is in its sixth decade of spreading God’s message of love and hope through their music.  There have been a few changes throughout the years with one sister continuing with her family.  Today, the group consists of Peg McKamey Bean and her husband, Ruben; their daughter Connie who is joined by her son, Elijah; and Sheryl Farris, who is also Peg and Ruben’s daughter.The wonderful harmonies of this family along with great songs gives them a unique opportunity to share God’s love as well as encourage the saints.  Whether they are performing   “I Made it by Grace”,  “The Shepherd’s Point of View”, “When He Speaks”,  or one of their classics like “Right On Time”,  “I’ve Won”, or their signature song, “God on the Mountain” there is an undeniable energy that carries them through each performance.
The McKameys play about 145 days a year, traveling throughout North America.  To date, they have had 30 number one songs.  The group has been awarded several different Singing News Fan Awards through the years with Peg being named Favorite Female Vocalist 7 times.  Ruben and Peg are both recipients of the Marvin Norcross Award and Norcross/Templeton Award respectively.
And yet, this family group is devoted to their Lord, first of all, to their church, and to their call to spread God’s Word to others through their music.


The McKameys are:
Ruben Bean
Peg Bean
Sheryl Farris
Roger Fortner
Connie Fortner
Eli Fortner


Album (Label) / Radio Airplay

1981 He Didn’t Let Us Down (Morning Star)

1982 By Faith (Morning Star) “Burning The Midnight Oil”

1983 Keepsake (Morning Star) * “Who Put The Tears” (1984) and
“Someone Prayed For Me”

1984 Tennessee Live (Morning Star) “Tarry Here”

1985 Fruitful (Morning Star) “ Bring Me Out Of The Desert”

1986 Unique (Morning Star) “The Bride Coming In” and “I’m Going Thru”

1987 More Than Music (Morning Star) * “Getting Used To The Dark” (1987) and
“Vision Of Heaven”

1988 Covered By Love (Morning Star) “No More Sea”

1988 Gone To Meetin’ (Morning Star) ** “God On The Mountain (1989) and
"Ground Breaking”

1989 Sing Praises (Morning Star) * “God Will Make This Trial A Blessing" (1991)
and "Under His Feet"

1990 Purpose (Morning Star) “Somehow He Will” and “Handfuls of Purpose”

1991 Just Thinking (Morning Star) “The Rising Of The Son”

1992 With Feeling (Horizon) * “A Borrowed Tomb” (1993) and
* “Do You Know How It Feels” (1993)

1993 With His Power (Horizon) ** “Arise” (1994) and “Prayer Changes Me”

1994 It’s Real (Horizon) “I’m Going Through Jesus” and “A Voice Within”

1995 Sheltered (Horizon) “How Deep Is The Sea” and “The Old Love Letter”

1996 Still Have A Song (Horizon) * “Right On Time” (1997) and
“This Valley Is For Me"

1997 Remembrance (Horizon)

1998 Always (Horizon) “A Wall Of Prayer,” * “Roll That Burden On Me” (1999) and
“It Satisfies Me”

1999 Waiting (Horizon) “The Blood” and “Even The Valley”

2001 I’ve Won (Horizon) * "I've Won" (2001) *"He Calms Me"(2002) and
*"The Other Side" (2002)

2002 Trophy of Grace (Horizon) *"Surely Goodness and Mercies of the Lord
(2003) and "A Trophy of Grace"

2003 An Acoustic Journey (Horizon) "Anytime" and "God Is So Good To Me" 

2004 Fresh Manna (Horizon) *"The Good News" (2005) and *"I Am Home" (2005)

2005 The Old Path (Horizon) *"I Will Trust You Lord" (2006) and * "Altogether Lovely"  (2007)

2007 Telling The Story (Horizon) *"You're Still God", (2008) *"You Are With Me" and (2008) "It Takes Time"

2008 Something More (Horizon) * "I've Made Up My Mind" (2009) and * "Between 12 and 33" (2009)

2009 The Message (Horizon)* "I Keep Praying" (2010) and * "The Shepherd's Point of View " (2010)* " Above and Beyond" (2011)

2011 Joy In The Journey (Horizon) *"When Faith Steps In" (2011) and (2012) *"I Made It By Grace"

2013 Precious Seed (Horizon) *"Unspoken Request" (2013) and (2013) *"When He Speaks"

2013 A Song Every Day (Horizon) "Hold On" and (2014) *"A Hill Worth Dying On"

2014 50 (Horizon) "There Is Jesus"


* Number One Song
** Song of the Year

1988 Gone To Meetin’
1989 Sing Praises
1991 McKameys On Tour
1992 With Feeling
1994 With His Power
1996 Encourage
1999 Genuine
2000 Who We Are
2001 McKameys Hometown Live (Video of the year 2003 at SN Fan Awards)
2003 Renfro Valley Live

1988 Gone To Meetin'
1999 Genuine
2000 Who We Are
2001 Hometown Live
2003 Renfro Valley Live
2005 The Old Path
2006 Christmas
2008 Something More Live
2010 Sing Out America
2011 The Journey