For contemporary gospel group the Showers, both music and faith are a family affair. A vocal group comprised of ten siblings, the Showers grew up in a Christian household, and use their music to express their faith and spread the Lord's message to others. The Showers consist of six women (Angela, Ciara, Melody, Regina, Tabitha, and Tiffany) and four men (Bobby, Thaddeus, Timothy, and Titus), all born and raised in Hammond, Louisiana, where their father was a pastor and mother served as a missionary. Both parents came from musical families, and music filled the house while the children were growing up, as they sang at home and during services. In time, the Shower siblings grew more ambitious, and as they honed their skills as vocalists, they began performing at churches and gospel events. The Showers made a name for themselves with a musical approach that combined traditional gospel with a contemporary R&B feel, and a look that was more casual and streetwise than most artists in their field. In 2009, the group self-released its debut album, Hear My Prayer, which was a modest success and was cited by the Rhythm of Gospel Awards and the En-Sound Music Awards. As the siblings learned more about the nuts and bolts of the music business, they continued to inspire others with their music and testimony, and the Showers released a second album in 2014. Titled Family Group, the album featured two songs that hit the Billboard gospel charts, "Better" and "Praise Your Way Through," and as the Showers gained a wider audience, their label, A&P Records, struck a distribution agreement with the established gospel imprint Habakkuk Music and the distributor INgrooves Fontana. ~ Mark Deming
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